Philosophy and Religious Studies Major, BA

Campus: NYC, Westchester


Prepares students for graduate school in philosophy or religious studies, for law school, or for employment or study in any field requiring strong analytical and interpretive skills.

Major Completion Summary

Requirement Credits
University Core Requirements 44-55
Major Requirements 39
Open Electives 45-56
Total Credits 128

University Core Requirements (44-55 Credits)

See complete University Core requirements.

University Core
Complete University Core Requirements44-55
Total Credits44-55

Major Requirements (39 Credits)

Required Major Courses 1
PHI 113Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 116Modern Philosophy3
PHI 253Logic3
RES 202Great Ideas in Eastern Religious Thought3
Select one of the following:3
Great Ideas in Western Religious Thought
The Bible: Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament)
The Bible: Christian Scriptures (New Testament)
PHI 355Ethical Theories3
PHI 357Philosophy of Religion3
PHI 499Senior Year Experience in Philosophy and Religious Studies 23
Required Major Electives
All courses with a PHI or RES prefix may be used as major electives. Students may use up to three courses from list below as major electives. Students are required to complete a total of five major electives using the guidelines provided.15
Introduction to Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies
Magic and the Spirit World
Topic: Anthropological Issues in Magic, Witchcraft and Religion
Topic: Sociology of Religion
Social Theory
Theories of Film
European History: Witches, Wizards and the Rise of Scientific Thought
Israel and Palestine: The Heritage and the Challenge
Discrimination, Integration and Assimilation: Global Jewish Experience
Topic: Bible and Gun: Christianity in China since 1500
World Mythologies
Introduction to Cultural Studies
Postcolonial Literature
Literary Theory and Criticism
Nonviolence: Theory and Practice
Classical Political Thought
Medieval Political Theory
Modern Political Theory
Feminist Political Theory
Queer Theory
Seminar in Feminist Theory
Total Credits39

Open Electives (45-56 Credits)

Open Electives
Select 45-56 credits45-56
Total Credits45-56