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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Multilingual

Multilingual majors study three or more languages, as well as the countries and cultures in which those languages are spoken. Department faculty teach Chinese, French, German, and Spanish, and will help you develop your language skills, while guiding you through scholarly investigations in topics relevant to our shared disciplines, including: linguistics, literatures, cinema, contemporary culture, and peoples from around the world. Butler’s Multilingual program transcends the typical mono- or bilingual education found at other universities, providing you an academic home in a department that values and encourages in-depth study of multiple languages.

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German

Studying German provides the linguistic fluency and cultural competence needed for a broad range of professions and post-graduate educational opportunities in today’s globalized world. Learning German primes students for success on a local and international level in business, science, and the humanities. Students also enjoy small classes—providing individualized attention and close interaction with dedicated, accessible, internationally active scholars—along with use of Butler’s student Modern Language Center and its wealth of movies, technology, tutoring, and lounge areas.

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Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

The Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) program offers an innovative undergraduate degree that consists of an interdisciplinary course load. Focused on intersectionality and an intellectually rigorous and challenging approach to cultural critique and social justice, this degree provides a truly enlightening, student-driven education. A young program that many students call “life-changing,” GWSS is one of the most vibrant and active programs on campus, developing students into some of the best, brightest, and most motivated by inviting them to participate in cutting-edge research inside and out of the classroom.

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French

Small class sizes and a faculty of nationally and internationally active scholars give you a remarkably personalized educational experience. French is a language spoken on five continents—one of the main languages of international business, sport, and diplomacy. There are also a wide range of study abroad opportunities not only in France, but also in Belgium, French Guiana, Madagascar, Morocco, Québec, Senegal, and Switzerland. In addition, there are a plethora of opportunities to complete internships in the United States and abroad, scholarships, and opportunities to present research both on- and off-campus.

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English

Studying English at Butler provides four academic tracks: Literature; Creative Writing; Public and Professional Writing; and Literary Theory, Culture, and Criticism. It enjoys a distinguished history and contemporary relevance through our faculty’s significant national publications in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and scholarship. We offer the resources of a large research institution with the benefits of a more intimate private university. Our commitment to small class sizes, passionate teaching, and rigorous individual mentoring builds strong one-to-one relationships between students and faculty and among classmates. Our graduates leave Butler as deep thinkers and communicators, with skills and mindsets suited to a range of careers and lives.

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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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