A candidate for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Philosophy must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Those total credits include between 34-54 credit hours of General Education courses. A candidate must earn the grade of “C” or better in all major courses. The department of Religion and Philosophy offers a minor in Religion and/or Philosophy. As a contribution to the General Education core curriculum, the department also offers the ETH 215 course; Cross-Cultural Ethics of Responsibility and the elctives in Religion.
Religion and Philosophy Department Purpose:
The Department aims to educate women and men for future graduate studies or professional careers in, or related to, the academic study of religion and philosophy or careers in ministry. Its programs of study focus on historical, theoretical, and practical issues, in these areas of thought and praxis. These studies are structured by a balanced curriculum that are normative yet open to the particular academic interests of students.
Religion and Philosophy Program Mission Statement
As a significant contributor to Shaw University’s liberal arts program, the mission of Shaw University’s baccalaureate religion and philosophy program is to educate, facilitate, and graduate majors who are competent in the field for entry level vocations and/or graduate school, to enhance their understanding of the spiritual, philosophical and ethical values of our diverse world and with regard to Shaw’s own distinct heritage within the Christian and African-American tradition, and to promote the discipline of healthy religious and philosophical discourse through the commitment to scholarly inquiry, research, and discussion.
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