Interdisciplinary Religious Studies Minor

Religion has existed in all human cultures and continues to play an important role in most societies and in many conflicts. The Religious Studies curriculum is designed to help students understand these facts, regardless of whether they are themselves religious or not. 

Find out more about this minor in the UMaine Catalog.

Coordinator


portrait of derek michaudDerek A. Michaud
Lecturer of Philosophy
derek.a.michaud@maine.edu
207.581.3890

Requirements

A minor in Religious Studies shall consist of at least 18 credit hours, of which at least 9 must be upper-level (300 and 400-level) courses. Students must achieve a grade of “C” or better in all courses used for the Religious Studies minor. All Religious Studies students must take at least one course in a discipline other than Anthropology or Philosophy.

Religious Studies students must take at least three courses in Category I (Courses with a primary focus on religion), and at least one course in Category II (Courses that focus on religion to a significant degree). Students can also request permission from the minor coordinator to receive credit for “Topics” courses with a primary focus on religion.

Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 18

GPA requirements to earn minor:  Students graduating with a minor in a CLAS field must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in the courses in the minor field that are credited toward completion of the minor.

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: Religious Studies minors must earn a minimum grade of “C” or better in all courses used for the minor.

Other requirements:  A minimum of 9 credit hours must be completed at the University of Maine.


Category II: Courses that focus on religion to a signifiant degree