Why Choose Philosophy and Religious Studies?
An education in philosophy or religious studies provides you with the ability to think critically and analyze the great questions surrounding every area of life, including life itself. While philosophy questions the basics of human existence, religious studies focuses of the general nature of religion as a human phenomenon. Both majors examine cultural ideologies in a global mindset.
Job Skills Developed in Philosophy and Religious Studies Majors
Coursework and faculty research in both programs advocate critical thinking, thoughtful engagement with historical and current questions about the common good and practical skills in writing, reading, and information literacy, as well as dedication to the spirit of life-long learning. These skills are invaluable for a variety of career options.
Possible Career Paths
Graduates of the department have gone on to pursue work in a variety of fields, including:
- Education, entering M.A. and PhD. programs in philosophy, religious studies and related disciplines
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- Social-justice work
- The Seminary