Degrees & Requirements

The Religion & Philosophy Department offers a B.A. degree with concentrations in religion and philosophy. While certain core courses are required of all religion majors, other course offerings may be selected to meet your interests and needs.

  • Religion-(B.A.)

    RELG 131 Old Testament Survey (3)
    RELG 132 New Testament Survey (3)
    Two courses from: (6)
    RELG 111 World Religions
    RELG 212 Asian Religions
    RELG 213 Comparative Theology: Judaism, Christianity and Islam
    RELG 314 Islam

    RELG 221 Church and World (3)
    RELG 310 History of Christianity (3)
    One course from: (3)
    RELG 431 Advanced Old Testament Studies
    RELG 432 Advanced New Testament Studies
    RELG 433 Paul

    RELG 450 Senior Seminar (1)
    Three additional courses in Religion (9)
    Additional Requirement
    MATH 120 or above (3-4), OR
    STAT 161, 162 or 163

    Majors cannot count both 111 and 200 toward completion of the major.

    The senior project is fulfilled through successful completion of 450, the Senior Seminar, required of all majors in their senior year.

  • Minor in 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.

  • Philosophy (B.A.)

    PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
    PHIL 201 Ethics (3)
    PHIL 211 History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (3)
    PHIL 212 History of Modern Philosophy (3)
    PHIL 231 Techniques of Reasoning (3)
    PHIL 314 Twentieth Century Philosophy (3)
    PHIL 480 Senior Project (3)
    Three additional courses in Philosophy* (9)
    Total 30
    Additional Requirement: (3-4)
    MATH 121 or above, OR
    STAT 161, 162 or 163

    *Chosen in consultation with the advisor.

    The senior project requires research, development of a personal methodological stance, and application of analytical skills.

  • Minor in 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.

Other majors, minors, and courses that combine well with a religion or philosophy concentration are English, history, art, sociology, psychology, music, mass communications and political science.