What Does it Take?
The major in Philosophy and Religion provides students with preparation for graduate study, for professional study, or for a wide range of vocations. Students concerned with values and with seeking meanings and directions in life are welcome to consider courses in Philosophy and Religion as important electives or as an attractive second major. In addition to a 124 hour degree program that requires a selection of general education requirements, the Philosophy and Religion major requires the following:
B.A., Major in Philosophy and Religion—45 hours
In Philosophy—9 hours:
101 Introduction to Philosophy
221 History of Philosophy
In Religion—12 hours:
130 Introduction to the Church
215 Understanding the Old Testament
216 Understanding the New Testament
220 Introduction to Christian Theology
Philosophy and Religion Electives—12 hours
Samples of courses have included or may include: Philosophy of Religion, Political Philosophy, Professional and Business Ethics, Contemporary Moral issues, Metaphysics & Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy and Film, Postmodernism and Philosophy, Philosophy and Pop Culture, Sports Ethics, Alternative Voices in Theology, Comparative Religions, History of American Christianity, History of Methodism, Theology and Literature, Early Church Fathers, Postmodernism and Theology, etc.
Cognate requirements: Foreign language studies—12 hours. We offer courses in Greek and Hebrew, both of which are essential to proper academic study of the Bible. Additionally, we periodically offer courses in Latin.