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Philosophy & Religion BA with Comparative Religion Emphasis

BA degrees offered in Traditional formats

You can learn more about the many different religions of the world with a comparative religions emphasis on your Bachelor or Arts in Religion from Lindenwood University.

Earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion - Comparative Religion emphasis at Lindenwood University

A Bachelor of Arts in Religion - Comparative Religion emphasis at Lindenwood University requires 36 credit hours of Religion courses, including core classes in religious traditions and a senior thesis project. The Bachelor of Arts in Religion with a comparative religion emphasis affords students the opportunity to gain a solid foundation in the academic study of religion while also studying broadly in different particular religious traditions.

Like every Lindenwood student, you must also complete the General Education requirements of the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts. 

See a list of Religion Course Descriptions to see the range of possible courses you might be taking.

Studying philosophy and religion with a comparative religion emphasis 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 Comparative Religion 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, and they tend to score higher in standardized exams for graduate school and professional programs. Studying philosophy and religion 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. Career opportunities with a BA in philosophy and religion with an emphasis in comparative religion include jobs such as faith-based diplomacy, volunteer services, fundraising, teaching, research, religious professional, publishing, editing, and many more. 

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