Course #Credit HoursCourse Name
____PHIL1903Introduction to Philosophy*
____PHIL2903Applied Logic
____PHIL/RELG3203Philosophy of Religion
____PHIL/RELG3903Special Topics in Religion and Philosophy
____PSYC3953Death and Dying
____RELG2803Religions of the World
____RELG2903Introduction to the Old Testament
____RELG2953Introduction to the New Testament*
____RELG3253Christian Theology
____RELG3323Introduction to Christian Ministry
____RELG3603Christian Church through the Ages
Choose one of the following Ethics courses
____PHIL2403Environmental Ethics*
____PHIL3913Ethics of Health Care

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Four semesters of one modern foreign language are required. (See policy on placement in courses)

LIBERAL STUDIES PROGRAM: As outlined on the appropriate Liberal Studies Check Sheet

* Indicates courses that also meet Liberal Studies requirements

Among REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION, the student must have at least a 2.00 average GPA in the major.

Religion and Philosophy Overview

The religion and philosophy program allows students to study subjects such as philosophy of religion, religions of the world, ethics, and Christian ministry and leadership. This program offers a combined major for undergraduates wishing to pursue studies in core areas of both fields. This major ensures a foundational academic study in philosophical concepts and religious studies and allows for the unique blending of these disciplines as well as of the creation of distinctive approaches to academic study, such as the philosophy of religion.

Students completing a religion and philosophy major will be able to think critically, rigorously analyze arguments, listen carefully to the viewpoints of others, construct views that are based on sound reasoning and evidence, and communicate clearly and persuasively in writing and in speaking. They will grapple with the insights of some of the most significant figures in history as they learn to contextualize texts, issues, and phenomena to arrive at well-informed and enlightened interpretations.