Philosophy and Religion

B.A. with Major in Philosophy and Religion: Philosophy Concentration

B.A. with Major in Philosophy and Religion: Pre-Law Concentration

B.A. with Major in Philosophy and Religion: Religion Concentration

 

B.A. with Major in Philosophy and Religion: Philosophy Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredits
PHIL 110 Forward or Delete? An Introduction to Logic 3
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
Electives/Essential Studies 9
 Credits15
Second Semester
PHIL 120 Introduction to Ethics 3
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
Electives/Essential Studies 9
 Credits15
Sophomore Year
First Semester
PHIL 300 History of Philosophy I (Ancient/Modern) 3
Religious Studies Elective (200 level or higher) 3
Electives/Essential Studies 9
 Credits15
Second Semester
PHIL 301 History of Philosophy II (Medieval/19th Century) 3
Philosophy Elective (300 level or higher) 3
Electives/Essential Studies 9
 Credits15
Junior Year
First Semester
Philosophy Elective (300 level or higher) 3
Religious Studies Elective (200 level or higher) 3
Elective/Essential Studies 9
 Credits15
Second Semester
Philosophy Elective (300 level or higher) 3
Electives/Essential Studies 12
 Credits15
Senior Year
First Semester
Philosophy Elective (300 level or higher) 3
Electives/Essential Studies 12
 Credits15
Second Semester
PHIL 480 Public Philosophy 3
Philosophy Elective (300 level or higher) 3
Electives/Essential Studies 9
 Credits15
 Total Credits120

This plan represents only one way of completing a major in Philosophy and Religious Studies (Philosophy concentration). Students should work closely with faculty advisors to determine how best to meet their individual interests and goals. Students who identify Philosophy and Religious Studies as a major later in their undergraduate careers can complete this concentration. Students who major in Philosophy and Religious Studies are encouraged to explore a wide range of academic topics and fields of study as they select their electives.


Students must complete enough electives to bring total credit hours up to the 120. Special Emphasis courses can fulfill an essential studies requirement (example-History 104, US History, will count toward the US Diversity as well as the Humanities area). Please Note: Every student must fulfill all University, Departmental, and Essential Studies requirements.

B.A. with Major in Philosophy and Religion: Pre-Law Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredits
PHIL 110 Forward or Delete? An Introduction to Logic 3
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
Electives/Essential Studies 9
 Credits15
Spring
PHIL 130 Introduction to Political Philosophy 3
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
Electives/Essential Studies 9
 Credits15
Sophomore Year
Fall
PHIL 120
Introduction to Ethics
or American Philosophy
or Philosophy of Race & Postcolonialism
or Contemporary European Philosophy
or Advanced Ethics
or Social and Political Philosophy
or Feminist Philosophy
or Philosophy, Economics, and Politics
or Current Topics in Political Philosophy
3
Electives/Essential Studies 12
 Credits15
Spring
PHIL 120
Introduction to Ethics
or American Philosophy
or Philosophy of Race & Postcolonialism
or Contemporary European Philosophy
or Advanced Ethics
or Social and Political Philosophy
or Feminist Philosophy
or Philosophy, Economics, and Politics
or Current Topics in Political Philosophy
3
Philosophy or Religious Studies Elective 3
Electives/Essential Studies 9
 Credits15
Junior Year
Fall
PHIL 120
Introduction to Ethics
or American Philosophy
or Philosophy of Race & Postcolonialism
or Contemporary European Philosophy
or Advanced Ethics
or Social and Political Philosophy
or Feminist Philosophy
or Philosophy, Economics, and Politics
or Current Topics in Political Philosophy
3
Philosophy or Religious Studies Elective 3
Electives/Essential Studies 9
 Credits15
Spring
PHIL 120
Introduction to Ethics
or American Philosophy
or Philosophy of Race & Postcolonialism
or Contemporary European Philosophy
or Advanced Ethics
or Social and Political Philosophy
or Feminist Philosophy
or Philosophy, Economics, and Politics
or Current Topics in Political Philosophy
3
PHIL 371 Philosophy of Law 3
Elective/Essential Studies 9
 Credits15
Senior Year
Fall
PHIL 120
Introduction to Ethics
or American Philosophy
or Philosophy of Race & Postcolonialism
or Contemporary European Philosophy
or Advanced Ethics
or Social and Political Philosophy
or Feminist Philosophy
or Philosophy, Economics, and Politics
or Current Topics in Political Philosophy
3
Elective/Essential Studies 12
 Credits15
Spring
PHIL 120
Introduction to Ethics
or American Philosophy
or Philosophy of Race & Postcolonialism
or Contemporary European Philosophy
or Advanced Ethics
or Social and Political Philosophy
or Feminist Philosophy
or Philosophy, Economics, and Politics
or Current Topics in Political Philosophy
3
PHIL 480 Public Philosophy The Capstone is not offered every semester. Students need to pay attention to when the capstone is offered and may need to take it as early as the second semester of the junior year. 3
Elective/Essential Studies 9
 Credits15
 Total Credits120

This plan represents only one way of completing a major in Philosophy and Religious Studies (Pre-Law concentration). Students should work closely with faculty advisors to determine how best to meet their individual interests and goals. Students who identify Philosophy and Religious Studies as a major later in their undergraduate careers can complete this concentration. Students who major in Philosophy and Religious Studies are encouraged to explore a wide range of academic topics and fields of study as they select their electives.


Students must complete enough electives to bring total credit hours up to the 120. Special Emphasis courses can fulfill an essential studies requirement (example-History 104, US History, will count toward the US Diversity as well as the Humanities area). Please Note: Every student must fulfill all University, Departmental, and Essential Studies requirements.

B.A. with Major in Philosophy and Religion: Religion Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredits
PHIL 103 Introduction to Religious Studies (This course is offered in the fall and spring semesters each year.) 3
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
Electives/Essential Studies 9
 Credits15
Spring
Elective/Essential Studies 9
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
PHIL 104
Religions of the West
or Introduction to the Bible
or Death and Dying
or Religious Violence
or Buddhism
3
 Credits15
Sophomore Year
Fall
Religious Studies Elective 3
Elective/Essential Studies 9
PHIL 105
Religions of Asia
or Religion in America
or Atheism and Secularism
or Hinduism
3
 Credits15
Spring
Electives/Essential Studies 12
PHIL 104
Religions of the West
or Introduction to the Bible
or Death and Dying
or Daoism and Confucianism
or Christianity
3
 Credits15
Junior Year
Fall
Elective/Essential Studies 12
PHIL 105
Religions of Asia
or Religion in America
or Mysticism and Spirituality in Religion
or Islam
3
 Credits15
Spring
Religious Studies Elective 3
Elective/Essential Studies 9
PHIL 104
Religions of the West
or Introduction to the Bible
or Death and Dying
or Religious Violence
or Buddhism
3
 Credits15
Senior Year
Fall
Elective/Essential Studies 12
Religious Studies Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
Religious Studies Elective 3
Elective/Essential Studies 9
PHIL 485 Seminar in Theory and Method (The capstone is not offered every semester, so students should pay attention to when it is offered. They may need to take it as early as the second semester of their junior year.) 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits120

This plan represents only one way of completing a major in Philosophy and Religious Studies (Religious Studies concentration). Students should work closely with faculty advisors to determine how best to meet their individual interests and goals. Students who identify Philosophy and Religious Studies as a major later in their undergraduate careers can complete this concentration. Students who major in Philosophy and Religious Studies are encouraged to explore a wide range of academic topics and fields of study as they select their electives.


Students must complete enough electives to bring total credit hours up to the 120. Special Emphasis courses can fulfill an essential studies requirement (example-History 104, US History, will count toward the US Diversity as well as the Humanities area). Please Note: Every student must fulfill all University, Departmental, and Essential Studies requirements.