Department of Philosophy & Religion

Majors & Minors

The Department offers a concentration in philosophy, a concentration in religion and a combined emphasis in philosophy and religion.

Philosophy Major & Minor

A minimum of 27 semester hours (not including Philosophy 105 or Religion 105) is required for the philosophy major, including:

  • Philosophy 211: Ancient Philosophy
  • Philosophy 212: Medieval Philosophy
  • Philosophy 213: Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophy 107: Introduction to Logic or Mathematics 303: Symbolic Logic

In addition, students must take 15 credit-hours of electives. Electives must include at least one course chosen from the following:

  • Philosophy 340: Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy
  • Philosophy 341: Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophy
  • Philosophy 342: Issues in Contemporary Epistemology
  • Philosophy 343: Issues in Contemporary Metaphysics
  • Philosophy 410: Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy 420: Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophy 451: Philosophy of Science

As part of the elective requirement, students must also take: 

  • Philosophy 330: Ethical Theory or Philosophy 450: Social & Political Philosophy
  • one philosophy seminar

Majors must also pass a written comprehensive exam. 

Minor

A minor in philosophy requires 18 semester hours (not including Philosophy 105), including:

  • Philosophy 107: Introduction to Logic or Mathematics 303: Symbolic Logic
  • Philosophy 211: Ancient Philosophy
  • Philosophy 213: Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophy 330: Ethical Theory or Philosophy 450: Social & Political Philosophy

In addition, students must take at least one elective from the following:

  • Philosophy 340: Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy
  • Philosophy 341: Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophy
  • Philosophy 342: Issues in Contemporary Epistemology
  • Philosophy 343: Issues in Contemporary Metaphysics
  • Philosophy 410: Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy 451: Philosophy of Science

Religion Major & Minor

A minimum of 27 semester hours (not including Religion 105 or Philosophy 105) is required for the religion major, including:

  • Religion 101: Introduction to World Religions
  • Religion 211: Old Testament History & Literature
  • Religion 212: New Testament History & Literature
  • Religion 213: History of Christian Thought I
  • Religion 214: History of Christian Thought II

In addition, students must take 12 hours of electives.

Minor

A minor in religion requires 18 semester hours (not including Religion 105), including:

  • Religion 101: Introduction to World Religions

Students must also take at least two of following:

  • Religion 211: Old Testament History & Literature
  • Religion 212: New Testament History & Literature
  • Religion 213: History of Christian Thought I
  • Religion 214: History of Christian Thought II

In addition, students must take nine hours of electives.

Philosophy & Religion Major & Minor

A minimum of 27 semester hours (not including Religion 105 or Philosophy 105) is required, including:

  • Philosophy 211: Ancient Philosophy

Students must also take at least one of the following:

  • Philosophy 212: Medieval Philosophy
  • Philosophy 213: Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophy 217: Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

In addition, students must take two of the following:

  • Religion 211: Old Testament History & Literature
  • Religion 212: New Testament History & Literature
  • Religion 213: History of Christian Thought I
  • Religion 214: History of Christian Thought II

A minimum of 12 semester hours in both philosophy and religion are required. 

Minor

A minor in philosophy and religion requires 18 semester hours (not including Philosophy 105 or Religion 105), including:

Philosophy 211: Ancient Philosophy

Students must also take at least one of the following:

  • Philosophy 212: Medieval Philosophy
  • Philosophy 213: Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophy 217: Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

In addition, students must take two of the following:

  • Religion 211: Old Testament History & Literature
  • Religion 212: New Testament History & Literature
  • Religion 213: History of Christian Thought I
  • Religion 214: History of Christian Thought II

Students must also take at least one elective from each discipline.