As a philosophy and religion major at Truman, you learn critical thinking skills, conduct collaborative research with faculty, extend your learning beyond the classroom, and meet like-minded peers at conferences both on and off campus. Truman also offers a philosophy and religion minor.
Explore the Nature of Reality
Have you ever thought about questions like the following?
If questions like these keep you up late at night, then the Philosophy and Religion major may be your ticket to intellectual nirvana. Learn to write persuasively about topics like these, speak and listen in ways that promote understanding, and read productively while balancing openness and critical reflection. You earn a Bachelor of Arts degree (and since philosophy and religion integrates so well with other academic areas, nearly half of our students pursue a second degree).
Experience the impact you can make by conducting research in philosophy and religion studies and submitting a paper to a conference of your peers, such as Truman’s Undergraduate Philosophy and Religion Conference held on campus each year. You can also enrich your educational experience at Truman through study abroad and internships
Prepare Yourself for Real Life
There is no major more practical and marketable than Philosophy and Religion. To understand any human cultural system—whether political, social, scientific, economic, or psychological—we need to learn to recognize and analyze the philosophical and religious beliefs and assumptions grounding that system. And we prepare our majors to excel in the skills of critical and integrative thinking, communication, and creativity that employers and graduate schools are seeking.
Our Graduates Succeed in a Wide Range of Career Options
Truman’s philosophy and religion program provides a strong foundation for a variety of life situations:
What Child Is This?: Negotiating Jewish and Christian Identities in Patristic and Medieval Narratives of Jesus Childhood A lecture by Wendy Love Anderson Center for the Humanities, Washington University, St. Louis 7 p.m. Nov 17 Violette Hall 1010 Jesus of Nazareth, born into a Jewish family, became identified as the founder of a distinctly […]
Truman students enrolled in the PHRE Islam course taught by Dr. Appold recently took part in an all-day field trip to the Daar ul-Islam Masjid int. Louis. The mosque is the largest in St. Louis and includes also a day school for elementary level children. Following a noon lunch in the Pakistan Saffron Restaurant, students toured […]