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Programs in Philosophy & Religion

Deepen your understanding of human existence – animated by critical thinking grounded in research.

Our program is designed to deepen your understanding of human existence on a philosophical level while mastering corresponding methods of inquiry. Offering an introduction to the key aspects of the philosophy and religion areas such as the Bible and literature, ethics and society, and philosophy and religion, the study pathway encourages a critical approach to the theoretical nature of the curriculum.

Spanning millennia and numerous cultures, the philosophy and religion program enables you to cultivate respectful dialogue, logical precision, alternative thought, and specialized writing skills. Under the guidance of our expert faculty, you will further be encouraged to articulate your thoughts freely, reason with clarity, and draw connections among the many ideas that abound.

100% Success Rate for Philosophy Graduates

100% Employment Rate for Philosophy Graduates

$78K+ Annual Median Pay For Postsecondary Teachers

9:1 Student to Faculty Ratio

Professional Opportunities

students studying in reading room at McFarlin Library

From political to analytical, ancient to Kant, as graduates of our program, you will be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of philosophical and religious concepts, traditions, and practices, encompassing topics such as early Christian thought, medieval Christian and Jewish thought, studies in Catholicism, Protestantism and Judaism, and more. TU’s curriculum is designed to rethink major paradigms and introduce you to worldviews that will inform your ethical standpoints and future decision-making.

Job opportunities:

  • Attorney
  • Professor
  • Nonprofit administrator 
  • Human services coordinator 
  • Public service official

Beyond the Classroom

    • Set the stage for lifelong learning and success.

      Learning is an individualized journey that extends far beyond a major or the walls of a classroom. TU’s Office of Integrative and Experiential Learning (OIEL) provides opportunities for scholars to enliven their studies through global education, research, scholarship, and interdisciplinary programs. Our real-world academic enrichment opportunities are designed to challenge students and enhance their personal and professional educational experience.


    • Make your TU experience as rich and diverse as you like.

      TU students have abundant opportunities to get involved with clubs and organizations to develop new skills, meet new friends, and make lifetime memories. From international clubs, music groups, and intramural sports to Greek life, student government, and on-campus leadership, there’s truly something for everyone at TU. Our multi-faceted extracurricular options perfectly complement our multidisciplinary academic approach.


    • Be the change you want to see.

      TU encourages students to give back to the community and see societal problems through a different lens. In considering issues ranging from low-income to racial biases, students analyze the intricacies of cyclical social issues to gain broader perspectives and insights, which they can share with others and act on in the community.

      Civic Engagement at TU

    • Pursue success with confidence — backed by TU’s job placement guarantee.

      TU is committed to our students’ professional success, which is why our Center for Career Development, aka CaneCareers, offers a job placement guarantee program. We promise that students who follow the program will land an entry-level job in their chosen field or continue their education within six months of graduation, or we’ll give them a free semester of grad school.


    Learn about the college

    Our expert faculty deploys methodological pluralism to rethink major paradigms and introduce you to concepts and worldviews that will inform your ethical standpoints and help to make critical choices through life. Click below to learn more.


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