JMU Major: Philosophy and Religion
The religion concentration focuses on the major religious traditions of the world: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; their expression in cultural and social practices; and particular cultural and religious traditions. Topic areas in the study of religion include eastern religions, western religions, Biblical studies, ethics, religion and society, and religious thought and theology. Connections are made between religion and other areas of knowledge, such as literature, politics, history, and the arts. Students will assess the role religion plays in contemporary social and political contexts, American and global.
Global Religions and Global Issues
New Freshmen and Transfer Students
Students should declare the Philosophy and Religion major when they register for orientation.
Currently Enrolled Major Changers
Students should submit a "Change or Declaration of Major" form to the Philosophy and Religion department in Sheldon Hall, room 218.
Remain in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.