The interdisciplinary interfaith studies minor is the perfect supplement for any major, as it gives students the knowledge and skills needed to engage a religiously diverse world and be literate global citizens. Whatever career path students choose to pursue — whether business or health care, social work or psychology, among others — an understanding of the world's diverse religious and cultural traditions is essential. The interfaith studies minor includes a hands-on internship/practicum as well as exciting opportunities for experiential learning, interfaith service and cooperation, and genuine encounter with the interfaith neighbor — a curriculum designed to help graduates build peace and pluralism through mutual understanding.

Degree Requirements and Courses

Required Courses

Additional Requirements

One interfaith studies course, selected from the following (4 credits):

A student can petition to use a 390 or 490 from another discipline (with permission of a faculty advisor/supervisor from that discipline and the approval of the interfaith studies minor co-chairs) if the practicum involves work or activity relating to interfaith cooperation or religious diversity.

8 additional credits from the following interfaith studies non-religion courses:

Robyn Adams '16

The interfaith studies minor at Concordia taught me the practical skills to interact with people from diverse religious backgrounds on a personal and professional level.

Interfaith Skills for a Diverse World

Concordia Interfaith Scholar Leslie Bellwood ’15 has found that information about the ingredients in medications is becoming increasingly important for doctors and their patients to know and understand.

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Bridging Connections

As an Interfaith Scholar, activist, and future lawyer, Avyan Mejdeen ’22 is organizing change on campus, in the community, and across the nation.

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Answering a Call to Concordia

The Rev. David and Kim Adams are new innovators in campus ministry.

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Dr. Jacqueline A. Bussie

Director, Forum on Faith and Life; Professor, Religion Religion, Forum on Faith and Life