Requirements for the Minor

Click here to see course offerings for the current academic year which fulfill Study of Religion requirements. 

Preparation – (1 Lower Division Course)

Choose from any of these Study of Religion (RELIGN) courses: 4, 11, M20, M40, M50, 55, M60A-E, M60W, M61, M61W, M70

Required – (6 Upper Division Courses)
One (1) Required Course:
  • Religion 101
Five (5) Electives from any of the following courses:

Theory and Methods list:

  • Anthropology 130, 142P
  • Study of Religion 110, M118B, 120, 140, 150, 160, M175, 177, 180, M179, 180, M186C

Religious Ideas, Practices and Institutions in Context list:

  • Ancient Near East 162
  • Anthropology 114P, 162, 168P
  • Arabic 120
  • Art History C115A, C120, 150A, 152A, 154A, 154B, 156
  • Asian 151, 162
  • Chinese 165, C175
  • Classics 166A, 166B, M167, English 111A, 111B, 111C, 145, 156
  • Greek 130
  • Hebrew 120, 130
  • History 108A, 121B, 174A, M182C, 185B
  • Iranian 170
  • Japanese 161
  • Jewish Studies M150A
  • Korean 165, 172
  • Philosophy 100B, 104, 107, 155A
  • Religion M105A, M105B, M105C, M106A, M107, M108, 110, 113, M115, M118B, M132, M133, M135, 140, M142C, M155, 156, 158, M161A through M161D, M172, M173C, M174D, M174E, M175, M178, M179, M182A, M182B, M184A, M185D, M186A, M186B, M186C, M187SL, M187XP
  • World Arts and Cultures C142, C151

For specific information about the dates and times of courses being taught by quarter, see the Schedule of Classes. For descriptions of all courses, see the UCLA General Catalog. To see a list of all courses counting toward the fulfillment of Study of Religion requirements along with their short titles, click here.

Students may petition to have a course count toward the Study of Religion major.

To enter the Study of Religion minor, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better.


  • Students are encouraged to select courses that focus on a specific religious tradition or traditions, or on a set of thematic issues important to the study of religion.
  • A course may be taken twice, on different topics, for credit toward the minor where repetition is allowed by the department offering the course. A maximum of 4 units of special studies courses (197, 198, 199) approved by the adviser may be applied toward the minor.
  • A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.
  • Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.