Philosophy and Religion

Major in Philosophy and Religion

Students can major in Philosophy & Religion with an Emphasis in Philosophy or an Emphasis in Religion. The requirements and student learning objectives for each are outlined below.

Emphasis in Philosophy

Requirements for B.A. Degree with a Major in Philosophy & Religion with an emphasis in Philosophy

Checklist for students and advisors

An overall grade point average of "C" (2.00) or better is required in courses counted toward the major. 

Student Learning Objectives for the Philosophy Concentration:

  • The student is able to formulate a thesis on a philosophy topic.
  • The student is able to develop an argument for the thesis.
  • The student is able to criticize the thesis.
  • The student is able to communicate effectively in writing.

Emphasis in Religion

Requirements for B.A. Degree with a Major in Philosophy & Religion with an emphasis in Religion

Checklist for students and advisors

An overall grade point average of "C" (2.00) or better is required in courses counted toward the major. 

Student Learning Objectives for the Religion Concentration:

  • The student is able to demonstrate knowledge of major religious traditions.
  • The student is able to demonstrate knowledge of major scriptures.
  • The student is able to develop an argument in support of an important topic.