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.

Admission Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor/student success counselor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credits of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must:
    • Note the minor on the Application for Graduation.
    • Contact a college advisor/student success counselor to certify completion of all course requirements for the declared minor as listed below.

Program Requirements

Required Courses in the Minor

Complete 9 credits from the following:
REL 2306 Contemporary World Religions (3)
REL 3213 Introduction to Hebrew Bible (3)
REL 3241 New Testament (3)
REL 3413 The Seven Deadly Sins (3)
REL 3930 Special Topics in Religion (3) (may be repeated once) 
PHI 3720 Faith and Reason (3)
IDS 3325 The Contemplative Life (3)

Complete 6 credits from the following:   
Any REL or PHI course from the list above*
ANT 4241 Magic and Religion (3)
CPO 3760 Religion & Politics (3)
ENL 3220 Renaissance Lit/Culture (3)
EUH 3122 Feudal Society, 1000-1400 (3)
EUH 3142 Renaissance and Reformation (3)
EUH 3241 Nazi Germany & The Holocaust (3)
EUH 4124 The Crusades (3)
EUH 4180 Age of Inquisitions (3)
LIT 3662 Lit of Conquest & Exploration (3)
PHH 3801 The 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: 2024-2025

Total Semester Hours Required: 15 Hours