New Degree Program Offered in the Department of Philosophy and Religion
The Department of Philosophy and Religion will begin offering a B.A. in Religious Studies in Spring 2009. The major consists of 12 hours of core courses plus at least 3 additional hours in Western religions, at least 3 additional hours in Eastern religions, and 12 hours of approved electives. The list of approved electives includes other religion courses as well as a maximum of 6 hours of religion-related interdisciplinary courses in art history, anthropology, English, and history.
The degree program’s objectives are to expose students to the methodology used in the academic study of religion, to familiarize students with the vast array of religious traditions throughout the world, and to challenge students to think both critically and creatively. The degree program will provide students with the training they need to pursue graduate work in religious studies and other related academic and professional fields such as anthropology, English, history, philosophy, sociology, theology, or law.
For more information about the degree program, contact Dr. Laurie Cozad (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. William Lawhead (email@example.com). The Department of Philosophy and Religion is located in Bryant Hall.