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Religious Studies Minor

The Religious Studies Minor provides students with an interdisciplinary 12-credit program of study focusing on the history, texts, figures, and cultures of the great world religions.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete 9 hours from the following:

  • REL 2306 Contemporary World Religions (3)
  • REL 3111 Religion in Film (3)
  • REL 3213 Hebrew Bible (3)
  • REL 3241 New Testament (3)
  • REL 3413 Seven Deadly Sins (3)
  • REL 3930 ST: Religion (3) (may be repeated once) 
  • PHI 3720 Faith and Reason (3)


Complete 6 hours from the following:   

  • Any REL or PHI course from the list above*
  • ANT 4241 Magic and Religion (3)
  • ASH 3323 Modern South Asia (3)
  • ASH 3404 Modern China (3)
  • EUH 3121 Fall of Rome/Barbarian Kingdoms (3)
  • EUH 3122 High/Later Middle Ages (3)
  • EUH 3142 Renaissance and Reformation (3)
  • EUH 3241 The Holocaust (3)
  • EUH 4124 The Crusades (3)
  • EUH 4180 Medieval Heresy & Inquisition (3)
  • PHH 3801 Self in Eastern Philosophy (3)
  • PHM 3101 Philosophies of Liberation (3)
  • PHP 3786 Existentialism (3)

 *Courses used to satisfy one elective category cannot be used to satisfy another elective category.

Catalog Year: 2020-2021

Total Semester Hours Required: 15 Hours

Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.