Religious Studies and Philosophy Requirements

Core Courses

Many of our religious studies and philosophy courses can count toward the core as well as toward the major. All 100 and 200-level courses are part of the core, and, with advisement from the department, students are encouraged to select various courses numbered 300-349.

Major in Religious Studies and Philosophy

The B.A. in Religious Studies and Philosophy includes 36 credits in the two departments, with four specific courses in each area.

An additional 9 credits must be earned in the discipline of choice and the senior thesis must be completed within that discipline.

However, students who wish to combine this major with a major in another area can explore the possibility of a cross-disciplinary thesis.

REQUIRED COURSES

CAMPUS

Eight courses as specified below (24 credits):
RS 130 Encountering God St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
RS 168 Sacred Quest St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
RS 122 Hebrew Scriptures OR
RS 123 New Testament
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RS 206 Religions of Abraham St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
PHI 124 Invitation to Philosophy St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
PHI 154 Sources of Great Western Ideas St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
PHI 160 Introduction to Ethics St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
One course from the history sequence:
PHI 254 Medieval Philosophy St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
PHI 255 Modern Philosophy St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
PHI 256 Contemporary Philosophy OR
PHI 237 Philosophy of God
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PHI or RS 410 Senior thesis in discipline of focus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Students wishing to take the philosophy or religious studies track, must select courses at the 200, 300 and 400-level, including at least two courses at the 300 or 400-level (9 credits).

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