Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion
Philosophy is the study of knowledge, reality, and existence. It is the pursuit of wisdom. With a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Religion, students are taught to think logically and ethically about the many different spiritual and moral beliefs throughout the world. This program empowers students with knowledge on how to take a deeper look into these important aspects of culture.
Students develop excellent critical thinking and writing skills by studying topics such as sociology, history, anthropology, philosophy, world religions, literature, and theology. This program will allow students to dig deeper into finding answers to philosophical questions and exploring how religions developed and shaped the world.
What Makes Philosophy and Religion at Albertus Different?
- Hands-on, experiential learning
- Interdisciplinary perspectives
- Emphasis on collaborative work
- Personally invested professors
- Small class sizes
- Innovative, well-rounded programs
- Resources and opportunities for research
- Lively extracurricular activities
- Campus-wide events
- Service and community engagement
- Active career counseling
- Opportunity-building networks
- Access to internships and professional experiences
The Albertus Philosophy and Religion Degree Program
In addition to the required courses for a BA in Philosophy and Religion, the department provides interested students the opportunity to pursue a focused plan of study leading to a variety of minor concentrations or a self-designed major concentration. Students majoring in Philosophy and Religion will demonstrate a survey knowledge of their chosen area, and the ability to engage in sustained research.
Create Your Flexible Philosophy and Religion Schedule
Offered in an accelerated format, most students can complete their Philosophy and Religion degree in a year and a half while only having to take two classes at a time.
Students choose between the following:
- Take 1 to 2 classes every 8 weeks
- Work from the comfort of your own home
- Have the ability to work on assignments on your own time, at your own pace
- Take 1 to 2 classes every 8 weeks
- Classes are a combination of in-class session and online assignments
- Attend class on campus one night per week, while all other assignments are done from the comfort of home
- Benefit from in-class discussions while completing projects and assignments from home
- Choose to take classes in either a blended or online format
- Select the format that works best for you every time you register for a new course
- Learn more about the FLEX format
Where Will Your Philosophy and Religion Degree take You?
Those who complete this undergraduate program may go on to begin a Masters in Theology and Philosophy, or enter the workforce in the aspects of business that interest them most. Competence in thinking objectively, appreciating cultural diversity, assessing influential human ideas, understanding different views of life's meaning, processing new information, and a love of knowledge is important to any endeavor and to any career.
Possible career paths with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Religion include:
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The Albertus Philosophy and Religion Degree Mission Statement
The mission of the Department of Philosophy of Religion is to prepare students to examine horizons of ultimate significance and modes of meaning that provide the frameworks by which societies and individuals are shaped.