Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies - The Major

Philosophy and Religious Studies

The Major

At Winthrop, you can easily complete the BA in Philosophy and Religion and graduate right on time. The program is very flexible and requires only 30 specialized hours in addition to General Education requirements. It makes a great second major, too, and nicely pairs with majors in English, History, Psychology, Political Science, Social Work, or Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology.

As a Philosophy and Religious Studies major, you take four required core courses and then essentially build your own program according to whether you want to concentrate on Philosophy or on Religion or on a combination of the two.


 

Requirements in Major

PHIL or RELG 101

Intro to Philosophy, Religious Studies

3

PHIL 220 or

PHIL 371

Logic Course

3

PHIL/RELG 390

Philosophy of Religion

3

PHIL/RELG 495

Methods & Research in Philosophy/Religion

3

Total

12

 

Then choose one of the 3 tracks:

 

 

Philosophy Track

Religious Studies Track

Combined Track

PHIL courses above 299

12

RELG courses above 299

12

PHIL or RELG courses above 299

12

PHIL or RELG electives

6

PHIL or RELG electives

6

PHIL or RELG electives

6

Total

18

Total

18

Total

18

 

If a 30-hour major doesn't work well with your other studies, we also offer three 18 semester hour minors* — available in philosophy, religious studies, or both combined

Last Updated: 7/3/19