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. You will graduate ready to excel in  very wide ranges 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 becoming ordained church leaders, youth pastors, and lay leaders
  • Careers in diverse fields, including higher education admissions and administration, business leadership, and entrepreneurial ventures
  • 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.

Related Programs

  • Psychology

  • Gender Studies & Leadership

  • History

  • Pre-Law

  • Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education





Philosophy & Religion Program Faculty