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• First-time college students or transfers
• Students 18-22
• Residential students at our main campus
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A transformative curriculum.
A Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion gives students the skills and knowledge necessary to participate in ongoing discussions about questions of truth, value, meaning, and reality to prepare them for a lifelong engagement with ideas.
At Piedmont University, students learn in a personalized setting with outstanding scholars to develop the writing, research, and critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in the 21st-century workplace.
Through a timely, transformative curriculum, students majoring in Philosophy and Religion wrestle with some of the world’s most influential ideas and movements as they prepare for a range of careers.
In addition to studying such major figures as Plato, Augustine, and Kierkegaard, students explore religion and the arts, faith and politics, the intricacies of interfaith dialogue, complex ethical problems, and the relevance of the Judeo-Christian tradition and the Bible for contemporary life.
While our majors are drawn to Philosophy and Religion by the intellectual challenge and a deep desire for truth, there is a practical side as well. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the major with the highest employment rate is Religion, with an unemployment rate of 1 percent. Furthermore, a study by Wall Street Journal shows that the median salary for Philosophy majors fifteen years after graduation is $81,000 per year, which is higher than mid-career salaries in Marketing, Business Management, and Information Technology.
Our students develop habits of mind that allow them to follow complicated ideas and arguments, uncover hidden assumptions, and think creatively in our increasingly globalized world, providing excellent preparation for careers in the ministry, medical ethics, law and politics, counseling, non-profits and non-governmental organizations, and higher education teaching and administration.
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What can I do with a major in
PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION?
Piedmont students have gone on to pursue careers in:
- Social Services
- Student Affairs
- Public Policy
- Campaign Management
- Staff Administration
- Humanitarian Services
- Program Administration
- Campus Ministry
- Crisis Services
- Religious Leadership
- Mission Work