Philosophy + Religious Studies Academic Offerings

Expand your thinking

While studying philosophy or religious studies, you are sure to question things; that is the point. In your academic journey, you will take on complex topics and have to consider many different perspectives along the way to graduation. When you reach that point, you will be ready for a wealth of careers or to continue your studies in graduate school, law school or seminary.

If you are taking on religious studies, you will study and interpret religious texts, and the role and issues of religion in society and culture. You will gain an understanding of other cultures, as well as of your own society and its history. Whether major, minor or a world religions certificate, you will build a foundation for a wide range of careers.

Your choice of philosophy as a major or minor is profound. You will push your intellect and ask fundamental questions about human existence. Philosophy will build a foundation for not only your first job out college, but also every subsequent twist and turn in your career path. It is also an excellent preparation for advanced study in a wide range of fields, especially law.

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Majors + Minors

The philosophy and religious studies program offers two majors, two minors and two certificates. All offerings will teach you to think more critically in route to a promising career or graduate school.

Which to choose?
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P & R Studies Certificates

Offering two distinct certificates, philosophy and religious studies will give you a competitive edge whatever your major or career path. You will develop your ethical reasoning skills or expand your knowledge of the religions of the world.

Gain an edge
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Honors program

For philosophy and religious studies students looking to engage in challenging honors coursework and creative honors research experiences. To be admitted, students must meet eligibility requirements.

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