Lincoln Memorial University

Philosophy and Religion

To inquire about this program:

Dr. Steven Cowan |423.869.6220|

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.

Degree Offered

Bachelor of Arts

Four Year Plan

Philosophy and Religion-Four Year Plan

Special Features

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.

Course Information

Courses in this program are evenly divided between philosophy and religion. As a major, you'll take core courses that include:

  • The Meaning of Life
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Topics in Philosophy
  • Logic and Critical Thinking
  • Ethics
  • Seminar in Philosophy/Religion
  • Survey of the Old Testament or
  • Survey of the New Testament
  • World Religions
  • History of Christianity or
  • Religion in America

A wide selection of electives is also offered. These cover:

  • Medical Ethics
  • Survey of the Old Testament
  • Survey of the New Testament
  • Islam
  • Comparative Christianity
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • History of Christianity
  • Religion in America


The minor requires 21 hours of core and elective courses.

Graduate & Professional Opportunities

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.


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