At the heart
of Humanity

Philosophy & Religion

Brevard College’s Philosophy & Religion program takes you on a journey through the ancient and modern worlds of religion and philosophy. You will explore, discuss, debate, investigate, report on, and experience the fascinating world of the sacred. Brevard’s award-winning professors won’t just lecture—they’ll challenge you to actively understand, articulate, and analyze the material they teach.

What you’ll experience in the Philosophy & Religion program

  • Tell and enact the creation and fall stories of J.R.R.Tolkien’s First Middle Earth.
  • Show your understanding of medieval Christianity by chronicling the fictional lives of Umberto, a Benedictine monk, or Pickiepank, a penitent apothecary.
  • Explore environmental theology through rolling beads from recycled paper and teaching this craft to children at a local after-school program.
  • Experience studying religion and another field in a “linked learning community” such as New Testament & Cultural Anthropology; Women in Religion & Literature; or Environmental Literature & Environmental Theology.
  • Research, produce, and present a senior project on topics ranging from the Phish and religion to the Waldensians and Women; from creating a summer camp curriculum to incorporating music into worship services at a local church; from Jesus in non-canonical sources to Christian iconography.

Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Philosophy and Religion majors receive a Bachelor of Arts (BA). You can also minor in Philosophy and Religion.

Career Opportunities

  • Graduate studies in diverse areas, including Comic Studies, Eastern Religious Traditions, and Environmental Studies.
  • Seminary, some graduates becoming ordained church leaders, youth pastors, and lay leaders.
  • Careers in diverse fields, including higher education admissions and administration, business leadership, and entrepreneurial ventures.

Related Programs

  • Psychology

  • Gender Studies & Leadership

  • History

  • Pre-Law

  • Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education






Average Class Size

Philosophy & Religion Program Faculty