Religious Studies and Theology Minor

The Religious Studies and Theology Minor is available to students majoring in disciplines other than Religious Studies and Theology. 

Students are encouraged to meet with the chair or relevant professor to design a minor that aligns with their interests. We particularly encourage minors to choose courses that integrate with their major, for example, world religions alongside international relations or courses on religion and science, biomedical issues, and the environment for science majors.

Minors are an important part of the undergraduate curriculum.  If students declare a minor by sophomore year, they can usually complete it in a timely manner.  Students should work with their advisor to determine if it is possible that the minor can be completed by graduation.  

To receive a minor, a student must complete at least 9 credit hours of coursework distinct from their major(s) and from other minors, and students must complete more than 50% of the coursework required for the minor at Canisius. Please note that “ancillary/supporting” courses required for a major may still count as distinct courses as long as the remaining coursework still meets the 30 credit-hours required for a major. For more information about minor policies, please see the Declaring Majors and Minors page in the catalog.

The minor requires five courses.

Required Course
RST 101Introduction to Religious Studies and Theology3
Electives
4 upper level (200 or above) RST courses 12
Total Credits15