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of Humanity

Philosophy & Religion

"Since graduating from Brevard College I have held a career in higher education, and currently serve public high school students in Henderson County as a Career Coach with Blue Ridge Community College" -Marcus, Brevard College Graduate. Majored in Philosophy and Religion.

"Religious studies, in particular, really helped me to read critically, write well, form and communicate well developed thoughts and opinions." -Elizabeth, Brevard College Graduate. Majored in Philosophy and Religion.

"In my religious studies/philosophy courses I learned how to analyze and problem solve. I also learned about different thought systems and beliefs which allowed me to communicate and work with others in changing environments" -Curtis, Brevard College Graduate. Majored in Philosophy and 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 understand, articulate actively, and analyze the material they teach. You will graduate ready to excel in a wide range of career choices. 

Philosophy & Religion majors had a wide foundational knowledge for a number of meaningful careers. Here are just a few possible career fields.

  • Law
  • Public Service in Foreign Affairs, International Security, and Public Relations
  • Graduate studies in diverse areas, including Comic Studies, Eastern Religious Traditions, and Environmental Studies
  • Human Resources
  • Seminary, some graduates become ordained church leaders, youth pastors, and lay leaders
  • Careers in diverse fields, including higher education admissions and administration, business leadership, and entrepreneurial ventures

Brevard College graduates have proven that you can do anything with a Philosophy & Religion degree. Below is a list of job titles of graduates from Brevard's Program:

  • College Minister
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Education Administrator
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Pastoral Clinical Counselor
  • Psychometrist
  • Church Minister
  • Urban Planner
  • 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.

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


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