To inquire about this program:
Dr. Steven Cowan |423.869.6220| steven.cowan@LMUnet.edu
Philosophy and Religion are among the most fundamental and time-honored academic subjects. Indeed, both areas address the most important and basic questions that human beings can ask: What is the meaning of life? What and how do we know things? Does God exist? What can we know about God and the human condition from religious texts like the Bible? What is right and wrong? Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? A Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Religion allows the student to explore these questions and use the insights gained to improve his or her own life and become an effective citizen of the world.
Bachelor of Arts
Philosophy and Religion-Four Year Plan
Courses in philosophy cover a variety of areas, ranging from eternal questions about the meaning of life and the quest for knowledge to contemporary issues such as medical ethics.
Religion courses include a comparative study of the major religions of the world and a survey of the sacred writings of the Judeo-Christian tradition.
Faculty in the Philosophy and Religion program are experienced scholars whose work has appeared in numerous books and academic journals.
Courses in this program are evenly divided between philosophy and religion. As a major, you'll take core courses that include:
A wide selection of electives is also offered. These cover:
The minor requires 21 hours of core and elective courses.
As a philosophy and religion major, you're prepared for a career in religious organizations and for advanced graduate work. In addition, this program works well as a second major for students who want to expand their knowledge of the humanities.