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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

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Shared Skills and Proficiencies
   
Writing and Critical Thinking    
    WRIT 101 Composition

3

    HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
    CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

3

    Oral Communication See approved list; may be met with another requirement 0-3
    Technology See approved list 3
    Intensive Writing Met in major with PHIL/RELG 495 0
    Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with another requirement 0-3
    Physical Activity See approved list; 1
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines*    
Global Perspectives See approved listcould be met in major

0-3

Historical Perspectives See approved listcould be met in major

0-3

Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives*

 

Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators; could be met in major

0-6

Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators; could be met in major

0-6

Quantitative Skills and Natural Science* (3 courses) 9-12
    Quantitative Skills See approved list (3-8)
Natural Science See approved list; must include one lab science.  [If 2 courses taken, must

(3-8)

  be in 2 different groups:  Life, Physical ,Earth]  
Subtotal   35-47
*No more than two courses in the major may count toward requirements in these areas  
Requirements in Major  

12

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

3

 

PHIL 220 or 225 or 371

Logic and Language, Symbolic Logic, LSAT Logic Puzzles & Arguments

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  

3-8

Minor  

15-24

General Electives  

14-37

Total  

120


†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. 

Not more than 36 hours in any one subject designator may be applied toward the major for a BA degree.

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

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