Religion

Pursuing a degree in Religion helps students better understand not only their own religion, agnosticism, or atheism, but also other world religions and cultures. Using diverse methodological approaches and tools, including those from linguistics, literature, history, archaeology, anthropology, psychology, and sociology, our program ensures that students graduate with a more profound picture of the world and their place in it.

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Philosophy and Religion

Our undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Religion ensures that students graduate with a more profound picture of the world and their place in it. This program acquaints students with some of the main figures and fields of western philosophy. At the same time, students will have the opportunity to better understand not only their own religion, agnosticism, or atheism, but also other world religions and cultures. Through the study of philosophical problems and using diverse methodological approaches and tools, students will strengthen their ability to think logically, critically, and ethically and learn how to accurately express complex new notions about our minds, morals, methodology, and more in both speech and writing.

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Philosophy and Psychology

Our undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Psychology acquaints students with some of the main figures and fields of western philosophy. At the same time, students develop an understanding of psychological science and principles of behavior through classroom instruction and hands-on participation in research projects. Overall, students learn about the relationship between scientific and philosophical conceptions of mind, body, and behavior while strengthening their ability to think logically, critically, and ethically.

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Philosophy

Our undergraduate degree in Philosophy acquaints students with some of the main figures and fields of western philosophy. Through studying philosophical problems, students will strengthen their ability to think logically, critically, and ethically and learn how to accurately express complex new notions about our minds, morals, methodology, and more in both speech and writing.

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Ethics

Ethical issues are important to many human activities, fields of inquiry, and professions. Indeed, one of the Student Learning Outcomes of Butler University is that “students will make informed, rational, and ethical choices.” Knowledge of ethics will be beneficial as a complement to a major in many different areas, to their post-bachelor education (law, medicine, political science, etc.), to their careers (government, business, etc.), and, more broadly, to finding their way in life. Since ethical issues are addressed across the curriculum, appropriate courses in other disciplines can also count toward the Ethics minor.

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Classics

Students enjoy an intensive, hands-on curriculum, encouraging them to supplement their departmental studies with work in other disciplines. Real engagement with the ancient world through study abroad in the very environments that inspired the ancient Greeks and Romans creates an individualized education like no other. Through studying the Greeks and Romans, students will come to learn the emphasis both cultures placed on knowledge, wisdom, and experience, and understand that they are not just the keys to our program, but the keys to life as well.

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