Academics


Religion and Philosophy Major

Religion and Philosophy Major

There's a reason we've been studying religion and philosophy since ancient times. It helps us to make sense of life and its challenges. And Northwest University can help you be the kind of engaged, rational, and curious thinker who is an innovative problem-solver—a skill that will serve you well in any career. When you choose NU's Religion and Philosophy major, you'll join a vibrant learning community that has an 80-year history of equipping Christian leaders with relevant biblical and career training—and you'll be part of a rich, yet relevant, legacy of study and discourse that has stood the test of time.

Why Religion and Philosophy at NU?

  • Benefit from small classes that offer direct engagement with professors.
  • Learn from highly qualified faculty members who are excellent scholars.
  • Explore the intersection of biblical and religious studies, theology, and philosophy in a rigorous academic environment.
  • Prepare for seminary, grad school, or an effective career with challenging classes and practical internships.

Alumni Story

"I thoroughly enjoyed studying Religion and Philosophy at Northwest University. I remain very much informed and influenced by the training in philosophy at Northwest as I approach my theological studies in seminary. Not only did my professors challenge me to think critically, but they cared about who I was as a person too. This has made a significant impact on me as I hope to teach others in the future."

– Shebuel Varghese

   Master of Arts in Theological Studies
   Princeton Theological Seminary

Internship Opportunities

  • Law offices
  • Local churches
  • Teaching assistant

Common Career Paths

A degree from NU can help you launch your career immediately after graduation. Some of the fields that a degree in Religion and Philosophy can open up for you include:

  • Law
  • Teaching/Professorship
  • Chaplaincy
  • Pastoral Ministries
  • Missions
  • Graduate Studies
    (in religion, philosophy, or theology)

Word From The College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Darrell Hobson

Dr. Darrell Hobson

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

"Having served as the chair of Religion and Philosophy for 25+ years, I am very proud of the accomplishments of graduates from this major. The students I have watched over the years have developed into effective thinkers, proficient communicators of complex ideas, and accomplished professionals in a variety of fields. Clearly, the major prepares people to engage thoughtfully and rigorously in their chosen academic disciplines and professions."

Course Listings

A complete list of courses for the Religion and Philosophy Major can be found in the Academic Catalog »

Academic Catalog

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