It is undeniable that religion is one of the major forces shaping human history and civilization. The Religious Studies minor offers students an opportunity to explore this significant area of human culture from a broad, interdisciplinary perspective.
This minor draws upon six disciplines to address religious issues from varying perspectives.
The Religious Studies minor is particularly relevant for students interested in international studies in Political Science and Economics, majors in History, English, and Philosophy, and for those considering seminary after graduation. Double-counting of coursework in concert with students' majors and other minors is permitted by the minor in Religious Studies.
EIU also offers minors in Philosophy and Ethics.
The Bachelors of Arts in Philosohy with an Integrative Studies focus allows students to apply their coursework in religious studies to a major grounded in the field of philosophy.