Minor in Religious Studies

Religious Studies is an interdisciplinary minor for undergraduate students to critically investigate world religions from prehistory to the present day.

Curriculum and requirements

Statement on Studying Religion at Murray State University

Religious Studies (RGS) courses introduce students to the academic study of religious beliefs, practices, institutions and texts. In keeping with the mission statement of the American Academy of Religion, which emphasizes “a context of free inquiry and critical examination” in order to foster “disciplined reflection on religion,” RGS courses refrain from endorsing, advocating or espousing any particular belief system or worldview. Instead, RGS courses draw upon a range of scholarly methods including the arts, humanities, social sciences and physical sciences so that students can critically examine the origins, practices, historical transformations and cultural implications of the world’s many religious and spiritual traditions.

If you are interested in adding a Religious Studies minor, or have questions, please email the Religious Studies minor coordinator, Dr. Matthew Robertson at mrobertson13@murraystate.edu.

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