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Religion/Philosophy Track (Credit Hours: 40)

The Religion/Philosophy track provides coursework in both the School of Religion and the Philosophy Department. This track is designed primarily for those students who want to pursue ethical and religious studies within a rigorous philosophical and theological context. The program prepares students either for advanced academic study in philosophy or religion, or seminary for those interested in ordained ministry.

The core requirements in the history of philosophy and the history of Christianity are intended to provide students with a systematic grounding in the major philosophical and theological resources of Western philosophy and the Judeo-Christian tradition.

General Education Requirements

Required courses for all religious studies majors:

Course Number/LevelTitleCredit Hours
REL 1001Orientation to Religious Studies
REL 2023Methods of Scriptural Interpretation3
3000–4000 levelScripture Studies Course3
3000–4000 levelTheology course
(Contemporary Theology required for Rel/Phil track)
REL 4803Capstone3

Additional courses required for Religion/Philosophy:

Course Number/LevelTitleCredit Hours
PHIL 3114History of Philosophy I4
PHIL 3214History of Philosophy II4
PHIL 3314History of Philosophy III4
REL 3013History of Christianity (Ancient-Medieval) - or -3
REL 3113History of Christianity (Reformation-Modern)3
PHIL/REL 4103Philosophy of Religion3
REL 2703Introduction to Christian Ethics - or -3
REL 3613Problems and Issues in Christian Ethics
3000–4000 levelElectives in either Religion or Philosophy6