The Religious Studies Minor was created in 1997 by three faculty in the then Department of Sociology and Anthropology in response to their research interests and to the growing interest students have expressed in studying religion. The Religious Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary program administered by the Department of Anthropology with faculty in the Departments of Anthropology, Art, Dance, English, Government, History, Philosophy, Sociology and Women’s Studies, and the Honors Program.
Overview of Requirements
The Religious Studies minor requires 18 credits, 9 of which must be from upper division classes. The only required (core) class is ANTH 330V: Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion. Students must earn C- or higher grades in all classes counted toward the minor, and cannot count S/U courses unless all grades in the course must be S/U. No more than 9 credits (upper or lower division) can be earned in any one department. Students may not earn more than 3 credits total in independent studies or special readings courses and must receive approval from the minor advisor to count these credits. A current list of classes that count toward this minor is available via the NMSU catalog: https://catalogs.nmsu.edu/nmsu/arts-sciences/anthropology/religious-studies-undergraduate-minor/.