The Department of Philosophy and Religion offers programs of study in two separate disciplines, philosophy and religion. Students may pursue the Bachelor of Arts degree in either philosophy or religion. Students who elect a double major in philosophy and religion should note that PHIL 1453/REL 1453 and PHIL 2453/REL 2453 count for credit in both majors.
Students will develop an understanding of how great thinkers and ideas in philosophy and religion have shaped our culture.
Students will develop analytic and interpretive skills by reading texts in philosophy and religion. As a result, students will develop a variety of important intellectual skills, including critical thinking and evaluation, the ability to see implications and alternatives, and to read and write with insight and persuasive power.