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Philosophy and Religion

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion

The study of Philosophy and Religion develops the skills of critical analysis at the most fundamental levels of human understanding. Students trained in philosophy and religion have pursued careers in teaching, ministry, law, medicine, management, publishing, sales, criminal justice and other fields.

Students may concentrate in either subject depending on career goals. Those planning graduate study in philosophy or religious studies would select the appropriate concentration.

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion 

General Education Courses

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Critical Skills    
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition

3

CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking, & Writing

3

Quantitative Skills    
MATH 105 or 150 or 151 or 201

3

Logic/Language/Semiotics    
Foreign Language At the 102 level

3-4

  3 hours may be met in major with PHIL 220

0-3

   Oral Communication See approved list, may be met by another requirement    

 0-3

   Technology See approved list; may be met by another requirement

 0-3

Skills for a Common Experience and Thinking Across Disciplines  
HMXP 102 The Human Experience: Who Am I?

3

Global Perspectives May be met by major requirements

0-3

Historical Perspectives May be met by major requirements

0-3

Developing Critical Skills Applying them to Disciplines  
Natural Science See approved list,; one must be a lab science

7

Social Science See approved list,; must include 2 designators

6-9*

Humanities and Arts See approved list,; 3 hours met in major with PHIL or RELG 101; must include 2 designators

3-6*

  *A total of 12 hours must be taken in these 2 categories  
Intensive Writing Met in major with PHIL/RELG 395

0

   Constitution Requirement See approved list,; may be met by another requirement

 0-3

Requirements in Major  

12

PHIL 220 or 225 or 371 Logic and Language, Symbolic Logic, LSAT Logic Puzzles & Arguments

3

 
PHIL 101 or RELG 101 Intro to Philosophy, Intro to Religious Studies

3

 
PHIL/RELG 390 Philosophy of Religion

3

 
PHIL 495 or RELG 495 Meth & Research in Philosophy/Religion

3

 
 
Select from one of three tracks:  
A. Philosophy Track  

18

PHIL courses above 299  

12

PHIL or RELG electives  

6

   
B. Religious Studies Track  

18

RELG courses above 299  

12

RELG or PHIL Electives  

6

     
C. Combined Track  

18

PHIL or RELG electives above 299  

12

PHIL or RELG Electives

6

     
Foreign Language  

0-4

Minor  

15-24

General Electives  

12-44

Total  

124


†This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 102 or any course with 102 as a prerequisite. 

The student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of PHIL and/or RELG courses in residence at Winthrop University.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

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