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Comparative Religion

Undergraduate Minor

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Credits Required: 16
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Gain a global perspective…without leaving home.

For centuries, religion has been the foundation upon which societies around the world have been built. And for centuries, disagreements about religion have caused unrest throughout the world.

The Comparative Religion minor at WMU explores religions around the world and throughout history and looks at religion as a part of culture and in relation to other parts of culture. Students in the program are presented with a global mindset that is highly sought by employers and graduate schools.

Why Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University

This minor from the Department of Comparative Religion helps prepare students for graduate studies or a variety of employment options. In addition, courses in this minor are completely available online, which makes it incredibly convenient. The program strives to foster other marketable skills while students explore their interest in religion.

  • The minor provides a foundation for graduate study in religion and related fields.
  • Students will gain an understanding of cultural diversity throughout the world, preparing them to work in a global society.
  • Critical thinking and writing skills are stressed.

Who should apply

Any WMU students interested in enhancing their degree with a Comparative Religion minor should apply.

Career opportunities

The Comparative Religion minor provides students with knowledge and skills that are relevant to a large range of professions including health care, government, business, culture and the arts, journalism and religious vocations.

"Best bang for the buck"

Washington Monthly placed WMU on a list of national universities that offer "the best bang for the buck." WMU came in at No. 46 based on the economic value students receive per dollar.