Philosophy and Religion

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Philosophy

Degree Options

  • B.A. in Philosophy
  • Minor in Philosophy
  • Minor in Religion

Who Would be Interested in Philosophy and Religion?

Students who are interested in:

  • Exploring enduring questions concerning knowledge and reality, right and wrong, and the beliefs and practices of world religions
  • A major that will prepare them to do well in law school
  • Preparing themselves for graduate school in diverse areas, ranging from philosophy and religious studies to public policy and sociology
  • Developing their critical thinking and oral and written communication skills

Why Philosophy and Religion?

  • Caring and committed instructors who give students personalized attention
  • Faculty members include professors who are internationally recognized for research and scholarship
  • Philosophy curriculum strong in applied ethics
  • Religion curriculum inclusive of a diverse array of the world's faith traditions
  • The EKU Chautauqua Lecture Coordinator and the University Chaplain  both members of the Philosophy and Religion Department faculty

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?

Students may select Philosophy and Religion upon applying to the university.

Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • Pursuing an MA in Philosophy at the University of Toledo
  • Pursuing an MA in Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the University of Louisville
  • Pursuing a JD at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Pursuing an MA in Humanities at the University of Chicago
  • Completed a Master's in Public Administration at EKU; currently working for Lexington Fayette Urban County Government
  • Currently working for the Student Tracking and Transportation Branch of the Kentucky Department of Education in Frankfort, KY

How Do I Get More Information?

www.philosophy.eku.edu
www.religion.eku.edu
Contact Dr. Laura Newhart, Department of Philosophy and Religion Chair
859-622-1400
laura.newhart@eku.edu

Are There Scholarship Opportunities?

The Bond Harris Memorial Scholarship