Find yourself and others with religion and philosophy.

Religion touches all of life.

The study of religion involves exploration of scriptural texts, the wide range of historical and contemporary theological interpretations of those texts and the beliefs and practices that go with them, and the influence and power of religion in societies, cultures, and the lives of individual human beings. At Emory & Henry, our roots rest in Christianity, but our students have ample opportunity to explore other religious traditions as well.

Engaging students in critical and reflective thought.

Providing you with techniques of sound reasoning, philosophy majors go on to study law, medicine, religion, and are well prepared for applying to graduate school. At Emory & Henry, our courses include ethics, argumentation and debate, techniques in reasoning, philosophy of religion, jurisprudence and political philosophy.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy

    To engage students in critical and reflective inquiry; to prepare students for graduate study or for a number of vocational fields.

  • Minor, Philosophy

    A student may minor in philosophy by completing 101, 211, 212, 231, and two other philosophy courses chosen in consultation with the department chair.

  • Bachelor of Arts, Religion

    To investigate religious thought and action within a balanced context of approaches, utilizing biblical, theological, literary, and historical insights.

  • Minor, Religion

    A student may minor in religion by completing 131, 132; 111, 212, 213 or 314; 310 and two electives from the department selected in consultation with the department chair.

Student Research

  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title">White Evangelicals and the 2016 Presidential Election</h4><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> Senior Religion major Jacob Dye is hard at work on his senior honors thesis, tentatively titled “Has the Donald ‘Trumped’ Jesus? White Evangelical Christians and the 2016 Presidential Election.” He is exploring data related to the overwhelming support from white Evangelicals for President Trump and is discussing that support in light of theological defenses of it from evangelical leaders as well as critiques of that support from other Christian voices. Jacob plans to attend Duke University Divinity School next year to pursue a M.Div. degree.</p></div>