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BA Major in Philosophy & Religion

What Does it Take? 

The philosophy and religion major provides students a robust engagement with the various subjects of Christianity, such as scripture and systematic theology, as well as the classic subjects of philosophical study, such as logic and ethics. Students will explore questions of meaning, related both to the philosophical question of the pursuit of the good life and the theological question of the nature of God and God’s will for humankind. Students will read and interpret the classic philosophical and theological texts that have shaped Western culture for over two millennia. These two disciplines produce graduates who are deep thinkers, good readers of texts, and great writers. The major is designed to prepare graduates for effective employment in the various fields of ministry or for success in graduate studies related to, but not limited to, the subjects of education, law, ministry, philosophy, and politics.

B.A., Major in Philosophy and Religion

Major requirements*

  • PHIL101 Introduction to Philosophy (3 hours)
  • PHIL221 History of Philosophy (3 hours)
  • PHIL227 Logic (3 hours)
  • PHIL320 Philosophy of Religion (3 hours)
  • PHIL331 Political Philosophy (3 hours)
  • REL 130 Introduction to the Church (3 hours)
  • REL 201 Introduction to the Bible (3 hours)
  • REL 202 Introduction of Biblical Interpretation (3 hours)
  • REL 220 Introduction to Christian Theology (3 hours)
  • REL 225 Comparative Religions (3 hours)

Fifteen additional hours in philosophy or religion

*2022-2023 Academic Catalog

For Course Descriptions, please visit the Course Catalog.

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