The Religion and Philosophy Major (BA)

Professors: Martha Beck and Paul Custodio Bube
Assistant Professor: John Becker

The religion and philosophy major at Lyon College offers students a broad range of courses rich in philosophical and theological thought. Because it combines rigor and clarity of thought and expression with concern for all aspects of the human condition, the study of religion and philosophy also provides a strong foundation for a range of professions.

All RPH majors will take the advanced seminar. They will either undertake in-depth research and complete a project on a topic in religion or philosophy or connect religious and philosophical insights to other academic disciplines. With the approval of RPH faculty, students in other disciplines may take this course and connect their specialized fields to theological or philosophical perspectives.

Students can choose one of four possible tracks in religion and philosophy. 

NOTE: To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from Lyon College,
students must successfully complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours comprised of
our required Core curriculum (44-48 hours), the requirements of at least one major (credit
hours vary per major), and a selection of our Liberal Arts electives. They must also earn at
least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average for all work taken at Lyon College and a 2.00
cumulative grade point average in their major, minor, and concentration.

Track One: General RPH major

Item #
Title
Credits
RPH Foundation Classes (Choose 4)  +
12
General RPH Electives (21 credits)  +
21
Sub-Total Credits
36

Track Two: RPH Major with a focus on religion

Item #
Title
Credits
RPH Foundation Classes (Choose 4)  +
12
RPH: Religion Electives  +
21
Sub-Total Credits
36

Track Three: RPH major with a focus on philosophy

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
36

Track Four: RPH major with a focus on ethics

Item #
Title
Credits
RPH Foundation Classes (Choose 4)  +
12
Sub-Total Credits
36

CORE CURRICULUM

Item #
Title
Credits
Core Curriculum Requirements  +
44 - 48
Sub-Total Credits
44-48
Total credits:
80-84

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