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:
Students for Middle East Peace (SMEP) held their final falafel sale on the Quad this past Friday and raised sufficient funds to cover costs for one of their major projects for the semester, the special showing of the acclaimed film Wadjda. The film will be shown on Monday, April 13, from 5-7 p.m. in VH […]
Truman students, Joelle Axton and Alexandra Potter, had their papers accepted for presentation at the annual Theta Alpha Kappa Honor Society which met in conjunction with the Central States Regional Conferences of the Society for Biblical Literature (SBL) and the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) meeting in St. Louis March 22 and 23. […]