Religious Studies

You should minor in religious studies if: 

  • You are a curious person who wants a deeper understanding of religion.
  • You enjoyed history, literature, and social studies classes.
  • You enjoy discovering and discussing new ideas.

With a minor in religious studies, you will widen your understanding of major religions and the people who follow those religions. This is the minor for you if you’re interested in humanitarian efforts like religious counseling. 

You should have a broad interest in history, literature, anthropology, sociology, and philosophy. You should also enjoy lengthy and in-depth discussion and debate.

Study topics like how the world’s religions came to be, similarities and differences between religions, and religious and societal values through history. You will spend a lot of your time reading, researching, writing, and debating religious topics. 

Religious Studies at UL Lafayette

What's Religious Studies Like?

  • Theory
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Research
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Group work & collaboration
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Writing
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Presenting
    Rated 2 out of 3

Focus your studies in special topics classes

Professors share their personal passions in special topics courses and engage students in discussions and debate rather than strictly lecturing.

Life in the Religious Studies Minor