You can enhance a career in which critical thinking and communication skills are vital with a philosophy emphasis on a philosophy & religion degree from Lindenwood University.
The 36 credit hour Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & Religion with a philosophy emphasis prepares students to engage in occupations that encourage or require critical reading, writing, and communication skills. It prepares students for graduate training in fields such as law, business and medicine due to the extremely high scores of philosophy majors on graduate exams. It also enhances students’ understanding of their own fields by addressing fundamental questions not covered elsewhere. Given philosophy’s central role in a humanistic education, it also prepares students for life as well-rounded individuals and citizens of a global community.
Studying philosophy and religion at Lindenwood University prepares you for a wide variety of careers by familiarizing you with the world's major intellectual traditions, both philosophical and religious. Philosophy explores what is real, what we know, how we should think, and how we should act, while religion reflects on the many ways that communities have constructed and articulated the meaningfulness of human life. As a philosophy and religion major, you will study the ideas and beliefs that make our world what it is today, and you will learn to better understand yourself, your neighbor, and your world.
Why Philosophy and Religion With a Philosophy Emphasis?
Our program and its faculty represent a variety of scholarly interests in philosophy and religion. Philosophy and religion majors develop valuable skills in thinking carefully and communicating clearly about complex issues. Studying philosophy and religion with a philosophy emphasis can also lead to greater personal fulfillment.
Socrates once said, "The unexamined life is not worth living," and Jesus noted that "the truth will set you free." The philosophy and religion program offers a number of different curricular options for you to examine your life, pursue the truth, and meet your educational and professional goals.