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