Why Philosophy and Religion
- 1Studying Philosophy and Religion opens numerous doors. For example, many students go to law school, pursue graduate studies, enter professional ministries, or use their undergraduate degrees as preparation for business work, where writing and thinking skills are clearly essential.
- 2 Both Philosophy and Religion are important aspects of the human experience. They have shaped the world’s history, literature, art, culture, politics, ethics, and economics.
- 3 Religion and Philosophy work hand in hand. The study of Religion and Philosophy allows the student to pursue life’s ultimate questions. As a result, Philosophy and Religion majors are able to examine why the world is the way it is and why the world was the way it was.
Careers in Philosophy and Religion
Alumni Graduate Schools
- Purdue University
- Harvard University
- Loyola University
- St. Louis University
- New York University
Why Study Philosophy and Religion at Saint Joseph’s College?
Our Philosophy and Religion major focuses on the discovery and nurturing of reason and analytical thought and investigates fundamental values and truth. The Philosophy and Religion major allows students to focus on primarily philosophical skill and idea, which is complemented by religious studies in both the Christian and non-Christian traditions. The major, which is coupled with the Core Program, creates well-rounded graduates who are prepared to study Philosophy or other disciplines in graduate school or pursue a variety of career options.
Philosophy - minor that offers students the opportunity to investigate the ultimate questions about life, reality, truth, and value in a systematic way. Psychology and Political Science majors often minor in Philosophy.
Where Philosophy and Religion Meets Core
A major in Philosophy and Religion is an excellent complement to SJC’s Core Program. Both Core and our Philosophy and Religion major are designed to teach students to investigate some of life’s ultimate questions in a logical, systematic way. As a result, our Philosophy and Religion students become skilled analyzers and critical thinkers.
Dedication to Excellence
Because students are introduced to the basic aspects of Philosophy and Religion in the Core Program, Philosophy and Religion majors can begin their studies with more complex ideas. Majoring in Philosophy and Religion can also serve as great preparation for law school. In order to prepare our students for their future endeavors, SJC offers classes such as Introductory Logic. The class teaches students the values and skills of valid reasoning through logic and is an excellent foundation for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
Faculty and Class Size
Our Department of Philosophy and Religion consists of professors and clergy who hold doctoral degrees in their fields of expertise. In classes ranging between 7 and 10 students, our Philosophy and Religion faculty members can tailor classes to meet students’ needs and give their students the personal attention they deserve.