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Overview of Programs

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies offers a major in which students may concentrate in either philosophy or religious studies. The philosophy concentration leading to either a B.A. or a B.S. degree consists of 33 hours; 27 hours of core courses in philosophy and 6 hours of program specific electives. See the Radford University catalog for further B.A. and B.S. requirements.

All Philosophy and Religious Studies majors complete the same core curriculum, regardless of concentration:

  • RELN 112. Survey of World Religions
  • PHIL 114. Introduction: The Origins of Western Philosophy
  • PHIL 350. Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy Concentration

Please consult the Radford University catalog for area course requirements for students wishing to concentrate in philosophy.

Learn more about the benefits of a philosophy degree, career options for philosophy majors, and other philosophy resources.

Religious Studies Concentration

Please consult the Radford University catalog for area course requirements for students wishing to concentrate in religious studies.

Learn more about the benefits of a religous studies degree, career options for religious studies majors, and other religious studies resources.

Philosophy Minor

The minor in philosophy consists of 18 semester hours of philosophy courses as outlined below:

  • Two courses at the 100 level
  • Four courses at the 200-400 level

Religious Studies Minor

The minor in religious studies consists of 18 hours of religious studies courses as outlined below:

  • One course at the 100 level
  • One course at the 200 level
  • Four courses at the 300-400 level