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.
Brevard College Philosophy and Religion graduates have pursued their professional development and career goals through:
- 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.