Skip to body

Programs

Philosophy
College of Arts and Humanities
Religious Studies Specialization
College of Arts and Humanities
Philosophy
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Department Contact:

Matthew Altman
509-963-2839
altmanm@cwu.edu

Department Website: http://www.cwu.edu/philosophy/
Introduction

A day in the life of a philosophy student? Tackling questions about ethics, reality, and social justice. Getting to know the world's most brilliant minds, past and present. When you've finished this degree you'll have the intellectual tools and scholarly background necessary for a deep, critical understanding of human experience.

Opportunities

Philosophy is the study of ideas and values. Study in philosophy develops the critical thinking and logic essential to virtually every career. Our alumni enjoy careers in law, public policy, business, politics and more. CWU offers a BA in philosophy studies. Students can choose to specialize in religious studies.

Why this program?

CWU students in the Philosophy & Religious Studies Department can expect to apply their ideas to public importance, like religious diversity and tolerance, and social justice and mass incarceration. Working closely with faculty, students will do their own research and present it at national conferences. presentation at SOURCE on the professional value of philosophy and religious studies.

Close
Religious Studies Specialization
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Department Contact:

Matthew Altman
509-963-2839
altmanm@cwu.edu

Introduction

The religious studies specialization is comparative in nature, but complemented by a philosophical component focused on religion and unique electives designed to accommodate student interests.

Opportunities

Philosophy is the study of ideas and values. Study in philosophy develops the critical thinking and logic essential to virtually every career. Our alumni enjoy careers in law, public policy, business, politics and more. Philosophy students can earn a BA in philosophy with a specialization in religious studies.

Why this program?

CWU students in the Philosophy & Religious Studies Department can expect to apply their ideas to public importance, like religious diversity and tolerance, and social justice and mass incarceration. Working closely with faculty, students will do their own research and present it at national conferences. presentation at SOURCE on the professional value of philosophy and religious studies.

Close

Why philosophy and religious studies at CWU?

The philosophy department features distinguished faculty, who have earned the university's highest accolades for teaching and service.

With small class sizes, teaching and learning is personalized. Students learn with dedicated faculty at their side.

Philosophy and religious studies at Central provides students with the broad historical knowledge necessary to understand the world's great philosophical and religious movements.

According to PayScale.com, the mid-career median salary of a philosophy major is $84,000. That’s higher than most other humanities majors.

No other degree in the humanities produces as many scientists as philosophy.

Preparation in ethics, analysis and critical thinking positions our graduates for careers in policymaking.

Connect with philosophy and religious studies at CWU.

Ways to stay connected with the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Central

Career Opportunities

What sort of careers do philosophy majors choose? As a translatable skill, philosophy prepares you to adapt to new technical innovations, while particular concrete training quickly becomes outdated. Philosophy graduates find jobs as:

Lawyers and paralegals

Elected officials

Public policy analysts

Teachers

Religious Administrators

Medical Practitioners

Business Professionals

Scientists

Points of Pride

CWU maintains relationships with more than 6200 public and private sector employers, where philosophy students have enjoyed a wide variety of internships including Busha Law Offices, CWU Housing and Residence Life, and the Washington State Legislature.

Working closely with faculty, students will do their own research and present it at national conferences.

The critical thinking and writing, logic and ethics that a CWU philosophy degree provides opens doors in numerous career fields. Philosophy curries expertise in debate and logic that law schools value. Philosophy's intellectual rigor and training in problem solving is attractive to business. The ability to speak and write clearly prepares philosophy majors for all kinds of careers in writing and journalism.

Take the Next Step to Becoming a Wildcat.

Admissions@cwu.edu