Oct 23, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy and Religion

The core and distribution requirements for a major in Philosophy and Religion are those listed for the baccalaureate degrees , with the exception that a course in history or literature is required to fulfill the core humanities requirement.

It may seem that more philosophy than religion is required, but the major assumes that students will be taking the required Bible and doctrine courses as part of their core requirements which amount to 12 hours. Further, we have a Biblical Studies Department and not a religion department, and the courses required below are in keeping with the religion courses the department does offer.

Requirements for Major

Major and Supporting Course Requirements

Total degree hours: 126

Requirements for Double Majors

Students double-majoring in Philosophy or Philosophy & Religion and another discipline MAY:

  1. Count up to six (6) hours of philosophical electives in the other major discipline also as Philosophy electives in addition to the six hours of philosophical electives already required for the Philosophy or Philosophy & Religion major. (Philosophical electives with prefixes other than “PHI” are “philosophically rich” courses in that they devote significant attention to the metaphysical, epistemological and/or ethical foundations of another discipline. For the list of approved philosophical electives, please see above.)
  2. Satisfy the Philosophy Capstone Project requirement by completing the Capstone requirements of the other major AND including a member of the Philosophy Department faculty in the process of formulating the thesis, bibliography and outline of the Capstone for the other major.