RELIGION & PHILOSOPHY
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The religion and philosophy program has a long history of preparing students for seminary and graduate school. C-SC’s affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) means that we seek to welcome groups that have been historically marginalized in the United States. Understanding the origins and development of Christianity, we are prepared to demonstrate the relevance of the Bible and Christian thought for current situations. C-SC recently opened a track for students interested in pursuing a career immediately after earning a bachelor’s degree.
WHY SHOULD I MAJOR IN RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY?
The program is designed to help create leaders in the church and in society who possess an examined faith, demonstrate empathy for others and seek a lifetime of personal growth. Religion and philosophy majors develop career skills such as reading and understanding complex materials, making logical arguments, explaining ideas clearly in oral and written form, and thinking about things from multiple perspectives. This major is for people who realize that strong critical thinking skills and adaptability are essential for future success.
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Student Run Clubs: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society in Religion
Professional Experiences: Students are expected to complete an internship.
About half of the religion and philosophy graduates go into some form of ministry. C-SC is the only college within 100 miles in any direction that is affiliated with a mainline Protestant tradition, so our graduates are highly sought by mainline Protestant seminaries and divinity schools. Because of our commitments to historical-critical scholarship and to inclusivity, our graduates tend to get into excellent theological and graduate schools with significant scholarships. The other half of our graduates often are interested in various forms of education, non-profit leadership or social work.
AT A GLANCE
Can you minor in this program?
Emphasis within the major:
Biblical studies, religion in America and world religions
Popular second major:
English, History, Psychology, Political Science, Legal Studies, Music and Theatre
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Dr. Andrew Walsh
Professor of Religion and Philosophy