May 19, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy and Religion Major


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The Philosophy and Religion major affords students an opportunity to explore fundamental human values and problems. By providing a range of courses that covers both traditional and modern aspects of philosophical and religious thought, the major gives the student a firm grounding in the literature of each area. A particular strength of the program is that it offers the student a broad background without sacrificing in-depth experience or specialized expertise.

A philosophy and religion program gives students a unique preparation for a variety of life situations, e.g., law, administration, business careers, the para-professions, communications, and human services. In addition, it provides a good background for a  number of church-related vocations, including counseling, youth ministry, and Christian education, to mention a few.

The Philosophy and Religion major will take a minimum of 36 semester hours in philosophy or religion courses, opting for one of the following:

  1. concentration in Religion; at least 24 of the 36 semester hours in religion, including REL 470 (to be taken in the senior year), with at least nine hours at the 400 level.
  2. concentration in Philosophy; at least 24 of the 36 semester hours in philosophy including PHI 470 (to be taken in the senior year), with at least nine hours at the 400 level; or
  3. equal concentration in Philosophy and Religion, including either REL 470 or PHI 470 (to be taken in the senior year), with at least nine hours at the 400 level.

Concentration in Religion (at least 24 hours in Religion)


Students must take at least 24 of the 36 semester hours in religion, including REL 470 (to be taken in the senior year). 18 credits must be from upper level courses, with at least nine hours at the 400 level.

Concentration in Philosophy (at least 24 hours in Philosophy)


Students must take at least 24 of the 36 semester hours in philosophy, including PHI 470 (to be taken in the senior year). 18 credits must be from upper level courses, with at least nine hours at the 400 level. 

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