The Religious Studies minor is a great way to gain background in the scholarly study of religion in order to supplement or enhance major studies in other fields like Jewish Studies, History, Anthropology, Art History, Psychology, Political Science, or even Nursing, Engineering, Pre-Med, Pre-Law, and Business. Indeed, several students in Wharton or the College of Nursing have taken a Religious Studies minor to gain some fluency in matters of business ethics, bio-ethics, cross-cultural analysis, inter-religious affairs, and the like.
Every minor program must include six courses in at least two different religious traditions. At least two of the six courses must be taken with core Department faculty (Butler, Durmaz, Elias, McDaniel, Robb, Schaefer, Thomas, or Weitzman). Students wishing to focus on an individualized topic may work out a program with the Undergraduate Chair.