Department of Philosophy & Religion

Undergraduate Programs

The search for truth

Our faculty of philosophers, ministers and theologians are devoted to helping you find your own answers to questions on morality, truth, God and humanity. Whether you're interested in Aristotle and other philosophers of the past or learning Ancient Greek to glean new insight into the culture and meaning of the Bible, you’ll gain expert knowledge and the critical thinking and reasoning skills you need for success in the classroom and beyond.

Skills for a lifetime


Whether you’re studying philosophy and religion for your major or to meet general core requirements, you’ll build skills that translate to many occupations. Improve your communication and logic skills through philosophical discourse, and sharpen your command of language and critical reading abilities by exploring complex texts.  Explore related career possibilities ►

Critical thinking matters

Our diverse selection of philosophy and religion courses will help you explore important topics that can greatly impact your life. Survey the basics in Introduction to Philosophy or dive into specialized subjects such as The Existence of God, Medical Ethics and Aristotle. Interested in religion? Learn about the Christian tradition through courses such as Old Testament Life & Literature, Christian Ethics and The Historical Jesus.

Grad admissions: Topping the ranks

According to data by ETS, the creators of the GRE exam, philosophy majors have ranked the highest in recent years against all majors in the verbal and analytical writing categories. So whether you're already thinking about grad school or wondering how a philosophy degree can look good on your resume, you'll have a higher than average aptitude for identifying and solving problems of any nature, for any industry.