Philosophy and Religion
The Philosophy and Religion major and minors train you in the art and practice of asking fundamental questions. You'll acquire excellence in critical thought, clarity of expression, and the skill of listening to others.
What you’ll study
You'll study the span of human wisdom: from the first Christians, the Buddha and the ancient, to the meaning of modern neuroscience and twenty-first century feminism and political philosophy.
The philosophy and religion program gives you unique preparation for a variety of career paths. Majors nationally score highly on LSAT, GMAT and GRE post-college tests, preparing them for, e.g., law, administration, business careers, the para-professions, communications, and human services. In addition, the program provides a good background for a number of church-related vocations, including counseling, youth ministry, and Christian education.
Awakening the Spirit in the Nation's Oldest City
With Dr. Timothy Johnson
Professor of Religion
The Philosophy and Religion major will take a minimum of 36 semester hours in philosophy or religion courses, opting for one of the following:
- concentration in Religion; at least 24 of the 36 semester hours in religion, including REL 470, to be taken in the senior year;
- concentration in Philosophy; at least 24 of the 36 semester hours in philosophy, including PHI 470 to be taken in the senior year; or
- equal concentration in Philosophy and Religion, including either REL 470 or PHI 470.