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Philosophy & Religion


Students who major in Philosophy and Religion develop the ability to critically think about and analyze information, as well as to clearly articulate complex concepts in writing and in speech by breaking them down to their base components.

They understand ethical reasoning and have a developed sense of self, community, and spirituality, as well as a well-developed understanding of other cultures. Some students will go on to graduate studies in Philosophy, Religion, or Ministry, while others enter fields such as law, public policy, government, non-profit, foreign service, social work, or business.


The Department of Philosophy and Religion offers both a major and a minor, and a Pre-Seminary track. A concentration in Philosophy provides students with a broad understanding of Western thought, detailed knowledge of moral and theoretical issues in this tradition, and training in critical and analytical thinking skills. A concentration in Religion provides students with an introduction to the world’s major religions and in-depth seminars on the Bible and the history of Christian thought. In different ways, each concentration introduces students to the most profound and universal questions humans have asked and to their most thoughtful and enduring answers.

Philosophy & Religion Studies at Eureka College

“I chose this program because of how applicable and complementary philosophy and religion are to other disciplines. I enjoy learning about philosophy and religion in general, but being able to apply what I’ve learned into other fields has been truly rewarding, and opens up so much potential for me in my future.”

Sarah Zuniga, Class of 2018

Philosophy & Religion Program Contact

Dr. Joseph Cunningham
Burrus Dickinson - 301
300 East College Ave.
Eureka, IL 61530