Philosophy and Religion

Major Requirements

Students can major in Philosophy & Religion with an emphasis in Philosophy or an emphasis in Religion. The requirements and student learning objectives for each are outlined below.

Requirements for Philosophy & Religion, B.A.

An overall grade point average of "C" (2.00) or better is required in courses counted toward the major.

Philosophy and Religion, B.A.

Student Learning Objectives for the Philosophy Concentration:

  • The student is able to formulate a thesis on a philosophy topic.
  • The student is able to develop an argument for the thesis.
  • The student is able to criticize the thesis.
  • The student is able to communicate effectively in writing.

Student Learning Objectives for the Religion Concentration:

  • The student is able to demonstrate knowledge of major religious traditions.
  • The student is able to demonstrate knowledge of major scriptures.
  • The student is able to develop an argument in support of an important topic.