Our department's mission is to challenge students to understand and answer questions that are fundamental to the meaning and significance of life.
Launching from a humanities perspective, department faculty will guide you as you grapple with the complexities of the world around you. Individualized mentoring from faculty provides students with opportunities to present rigorous academic work in undergraduate student conferences. Digging into the great religions and philosophies of the world equips you to think on different levels and to identify key issues and points of view. Courses consider various media and cultural expressions as ways of approaching fundamental questions. As you search for meaning, significance, and value, you'll come to understand yourself and others better, and you'll learn critical thinking skills that will be invaluable to you in graduate school or in your chosen career.
Students majoring in philosophy, religion, or leadership may enter such fields as counseling, church-related careers, law, business, social work, management, and a variety of service professions at the local, state and national levels. For those planning to enter graduate school in philosophy or religion, or to enter the seminary, the department offers a balanced program of preparatory studies.
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