Major in Religion and Philosophy

Students majoring in religion must complete 33 hours, including RELG/PHIL 340 and RELG/PHIL 440; 27 hours in religion, philosophy, or other designated courses with substantial content in religion or philosophy. Students may choose to concentrate in Christian studies, religious studies, or philosophy, but are not required to do so.

Students may major in either religion and philosophy or religion-Christian education, but not both.

Major in Religion and Philosophy-Christian Studies Concentration

Students majoring in religion and philosophy with a concentration in Christian studies must complete 33 hours, including

  • RELG/PHIL 340,
  • RELG 302, 310, 440,
  • PHIL 301;
  • three hours in Old Testament or New Testament at the 200-level or above;
  • three hours in Church History or Mission at the 200-level or above;
  • 12 hours of electives in religion, philosophy, or other approved courses.

Major in Religion and Philosophy-Religious Studies Concentration

Students majoring in religion and philosophy with a concentration in religious studies must complete 36 hours, including

  • PSYC/SOC 312
  • RELG 201, 310, 440
  • RELG/PHIL 340,
  • RELG 355/HIST 3244
  • three hours chosen from
    • PSYC 315, 316, 448,
    • SOC 207, 311, 366, 423, 424
    • or other approved course in social science;
  • 15 hours of electives in religion, philosophy, or other approved courses.

Major in Religion and Philosophy-Philosophy Concentration

Students majoring in religion and philosophy with a concentration in philosophy must complete 33 hours, including

  • RELG/PHIL 340,
  • PHIL 205, 440;
  • six hours in history of philosophy from
    • PHIL 301, 304,
    • PHIL/PLSC 324, 325, 326,
    • PHIL361/HIST 3610
    • or other approved course at the 300 or 400-level;
  • three hours in ethics from
    • PHIL 314, 315, PHIL/BADM 316, PHIL 317,
    • or other approved course at the 300- or 400-level;
  • 15 hours of electives in religion, philosophy, or other approved courses.

Major in Religion: Christian Education

Students majoring in religion with Christian education must complete 42 hours including

  • RELG 302, 310;
  • RELG/R-CE 440;
  • R-CE 301, 310, 312, 330, 439;
  • 3 hours of Old Testament electives taught at the 300-level or above;
  • 3 hours of New Testament electives taught at the 300-level or above;
  • 12 hours of elective courses chosen from
    • any R-CE or RELG course;
    • ART 280;
    • PSYC 212, 213, 214, 217, 311, 312, 315, 330, 402, 404;
    • SOC 302, 311, 325, 363, 364, 366, 370;
    • SPCH 201,
    • or other courses as approved by the Director of Christian Education program.

Students may major in either religion and philosophy or religion-Christian education, but not both.

Minor in Religion: Christian Education

The minor in Christian education consists of 18 hours, including RELG 302; R-CE 301, 310, 312, and six hours of R-CE electives.

Minor in Religion

Students minoring in religion must complete 18 hours in RELG courses taught at or above the 200-level.

Minor in Philosophy

Students who minor in philosophy must complete 18 hours including

  • PHIL 205;
  • three hours from PHIL 301, 304, PHIL/PLSC 324, 325, 326, or PHIL/HIST 361;
  • three hours from PHIL 314, 315, PHIL/BADM 316, PHIL 317 or other approved 300- or 400-level course;
  • and nine hours of PHIL or other approved courses with substantial philosophical content.