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Religious Studies (Minor)

18 Credits  |   Main Campus

Explore perennial human questions concerning ultimate meaning and value

Trinity’s College of Arts and Sciences minor in religious studies provides students with the opportunity to explore perennial human questions concerning ultimate meaning and value. Because of its formative role in Western culture as well as Trinity’s own origins in the mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Christianity serves as the point of departure for the academic study of theology. However, we also offer students the opportunity to study world religions and the interaction between religion and society.

Through both theological and religious studies, we assist our students in reading texts more closely, examining cultures and histories with an analytical eye and exploring their own and others’ faith traditions in a respectful and constructive manner.

What You’ll Learn

  • Become familiar with world religions and the interactions between different faiths
  • Deepen your understanding of your own religious heritage

Global Careers

Ministerial Staff Member
Social Worker
Non-Profit Manager
Teacher / Educator
Missionary Staff Member
AmeriCorps or Peace Corps Member


Bachelor’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

Applying to the Religious Studies (Minor) Program

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College of Arts & Sciences Admissions Requirements

Applying to the College of Arts & Sciences is a 5-step process:

  • Step One: Apply to Trinity
  • Step Two: Have your School Administrator submit your Official Transcripts (High School/College/Home School/GED) – International Transcripts must be evaluated prior to submission
  • Step Three: Submit Essay “Where do I see myself after obtaining a TWU degree?”
  • Step Four:  Submit your Recommendation Letter(s) (Teacher/Guidance Counselor/Mentor)
  • Step Five: Once your application is submitted, use your log-in credentials to check your status

Admissions Criteria:

  • First-Time Freshman candidates for admission should complete a secondary school program that includes 16 academic units: English, Mathematics (algebra, geometry, and trigonometry), Science to include Lab work (biology, chemistry, and physics), History, Foreign Language, and Social Science.
  • Transfer candidates must submit official college transcripts from each previously attended college or university.
  • Optional Standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) and/or the American College Test (ACT) can be submitted.  To have your scores sent to us use SAT code 5796 and ACT code 0696.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average 2.0 (on 4.0 Scale).