Students graduating with a minor in religion are required to
have taken a minimum of six courses (18 credits) in the department of which at
least three (9 credits) must have been at the 300 level or higher. A minimum grade of C is required for every course that counts
toward the minor.
Religion minors are required to take the vast majority of their six required religion courses in the Department of Religion at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Students may use approved courses toward their minor that are offered by other departments at Rutgers (cognate courses, determined on a case-by-case basis) or by non-Rutgers institutions (transfer courses). But the maximum number of the combination of cognate and transfer courses that can count toward the minor is two. The department considers transfer courses in such cases based on whether they fit comparable courses in our department and are of a similar methodology, depth, and rigor. In some cases, the department will refuse to accept transfer courses or only allow them as general electives. Cross-listed courses count toward the minor without prior approval as they are treated as regular courses offered by the department.