Proficiency in Religious Thought - The Minor

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An 18 credit hours program. Take the Minor in conjunction with any other program in any College. Once the required course work is completed, Villanova recognizes the minor at the time of graduation on the official transcript.
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5 Courses

1 Required Core Curriculum Course

5 Elective courses

Rules and Exceptions

  1. One elective course fulfills the 2nd TRS Core Curriculum requirement.
  2. Depending on your educational and professional goals you may take up to 2 elective courses from outside the TRS Department (including overseas courses) offered by approved departments and programs listed under each concentration for the primary and secondary majors. Such courses do not require the CTHL attribute.[1]
  3. Extra-departmental courses are grouped in Tier 1 and Tier 2 courses. You may take Tier 1 courses to satisfy TRS requirements without seeking prior approval from the Undergraduate Program Director. In contrast, Tier 2 courses need the Director’s prior approval.
  4. One elective course outside the TRS Department may be in a classical language (Latin or Greek) or a critical language (Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, or Russian). These are Tier 2 courses that need the Director of Undergraduate Programs' prior approval.
  5. The total number of elective courses from outside the TRS Department (including courses taken overseas) must not exceed 2 courses.

[1]   Attributes for TRS courses do not reflect the degree of difficulty or imply a sequence of study. Rather, they indicate the focus of the course and the target group of students.