Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies - The Major

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Philosophy and Religious Studies

The Major     

         Dr. Kiblinger with students

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

 See all PHIL courses above   299

12

 See all 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: 4/28/20