The Interdepartmental Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religious Studies allows you to study both disciplines within a single major. It provides an opportunity to explore and understand religious traditions and various expressions of religious life around the world, as well as to ask foundational questions about who we are, what we can know, how we should live, and what there is.
The program teaches a variety of approaches to the academic study of religion and its intersections with other aspects of human society and culture. It also emphasizes study of the history of philosophy and training in contemporary philosophical research, including skills in identifying and critically evaluating arguments, thinking clearly and independently, writing analytically, and applying principles of logic and good reasoning.
This degree prepares you for a wide variety of careers, including those in education, the social sciences, law, medicine, public service, and politics.