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Religion and Philosophy

Capital University

48 months
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37978 USD/year
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About

In the Religion and Philosophy program of Capital University, students and faculty together consider the “big questions” for which there are no easy answers.

Overview

Both Religion and Philosophy offer theories and methods for tackling these questions in a way that brings scholarly rigor to bear on matters that are at the heart of what it means to be human, as individuals and as part of a community.

The Religion and Philosophy program of Capital University offers a major and minor in Philosophy and three majors and minors in Religion (Religion, Youth Ministry and Christian Education, and Worship Ministry). While many of our Religion students have interest in ministry studies, an equally strong group of students pursue the academic study of religion more generally, developing interests in world religions, religion and literature, history, and theology. Our Philosophy program is an important option for pre-law students, who will find that—nationally—Philosophy students are consistently among the highest scorers on the LSAT exam. Indeed, students in pre-law from all majors are encouraged to take at least two Philosophy courses: Introduction to Logic and Symbolic Logic.

What you'll learn

As a religion major or minor, you'll develop:

  • An understanding of the nature of religion, of the sacred, and of major religious traditions, including Christianity;
  • The ability to carry on disciplined, critical dialogue about varied understandings of religion and religious questions;
  • An understanding of how religion shapes and is shaped the social, historical, and cultural contexts of which it is a part;
  • The ability to think critically and to articulate and defend your own ideas; 
  • The ability to think creatively and to work both independently and as part of a community with common goals; and
  • The capacity to think critically about life and work in a way that honors your own abilities and needs and those of your community.

As a philosophy major or minor, you'll explore foundational questions like:

  • What can we know?
  • What beliefs are reasonable?
  • What does it mean to be a happy, fulfilled person?
  • What is human nature?
  • Does life have a meaning?
  • What do we mean by freedom, and how do we realize it?

Where you'll go: careers and placement

Our religion graduates are well prepared for graduate school or seminary. Other students enter the job market immediately upon graduation. Our graduates are participating in ordained ministry nationally and internationally, and they're working in a wide variety of programs and occupations, demonstrating the value and flexibility of Capital’s religion program.

Many employers seek out philosophy majors and minors because they are critical thinkers and careful communicators — skills in high demand for leadership positions. Philosophy graduates tend to combine a useful blend of imagination and critical thinking skills, which often make them creative entrepreneurs and agents of change in society.

Capital's philosophy graduates choose any different career paths after they leave Capital, including law (did we mention we have a Law School?), public policy, government, technology, and the ministry. Others pursue advanced degrees in philosophy so they can teach.

Our professors bring out the best in you. We won't lie. They can be tough. But they're also your counselors, your mentors, and your biggest advocates. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Religion Foundations and the Bible
  • Synoptic Gospels
  • Pauline Studies
  • Advanced Old Testament-Ancient Near East
  • Christian Ethics
  • Ethical Issues and Contemporary Religious Conviction

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6
Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
61

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete and submit online application. 
  • Submit all academic transcripts, certificates, diplomas (including secondary and post-secondary). 
  • Submit Admission Test Scores: Students must have a TOEFL score of at least 61 iBT or an IELTS score of 6. To be considered for a higher scholarship award, ACT or SAT is recommended. 
  • Submit a copy of your passport identification page

Tuition Fee

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    37978 USD/year
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    37978 USD/year
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Living costs for Columbus

940 - 1520 USD /month
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Funding

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