The Department of Philosophy and Religion offers both a philosophy major and a religion major. The requirements for each major are as
The philosophy major requires 30 credits:
50:730:201 Symbolic Logic (3 credits)
50:730:211 History of Philosophy I (3 credits)50:730:212
History of Philosophy II (3 credits)
One course in
ethical, political, or social theory from among:
50:730:226, 50:730:247, 50:730:330, 50:730:342,
50:730:343, 50:730:350 (3 credits)
One course in
metaphysics and epistemology from among:
50:730:220, 50:730:222, 50:730:334, 50:730:335,
50:730:336, 50:730:337 (3 credits)
One course in religion (3 credits)
courses in philosophy, two of which must be at the
300-level or above (12 credits)
The religion major requires 30 credits:
At least one of
the following (6 credits):50:840:101 Introduction to Religious Studies
50:840:103 Introduction to World
50:840:211 Eastern Religions
Jews, Christians, and Muslims
One course in philosophy (3 credits)
courses in religion (15 credits)
religion or philosophy courses, or courses related to religion from another
department (6 credits)
Any student may petition the department to substitute other courses for those on these lists.
Majors are encouraged to have a competence in a foreign language
equivalent to that obtained through the intermediate level of study.
Majors also are urged to develop, in consultation with their adviser, a
strong minor program, or even a second major.
Dual credit: Students who are completing both a philosophy major and a religion major, or a major plus a minor, may count two courses toward the requirements of both programs.