In Philosophy and Religious Studies classes, you learn how to interpret your world - even change it! In small classes with committed faculty, you question what it means to live a good life, learning more about yourself and the world around you. We offer majors and minors that will equip you to think critically about complex issues and cultivate an awareness of the diversity of ideas, arguments, and practices in our world. You'll graduate with strong skills applicable to almost any career.


Bachelor of Philosophy

Philosophy Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

As a philosophy major, you ask the big questions that we often don't take the time to consider in our busy lives. You consider your place in the world and how you are connected to other people and you leave college a better writer and thinker, which is exactly what employers want. Learn more.

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Minor in Philosophy

A minor in philosophy is a great accompaniment to any major. It will help you graduate with the strong writing and thinking skills to excel in any field. Learn more.

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Religious Studies Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Whether you wish to learn more about your own religion—or you are simply curious about other traditions or practices—Ball State’s major in religious studies provides an excellent option. Learn more.

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Minor in Religious Studies

An excellent complement to any major, Ball State’s minor in religious studies will help you grasp the basic concepts of religion and culture, both from a historical and contemporary perspective. Learn more.

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Minor in Ethics

A minor in ethics will prepare you to navigate a complicated world and be a better citizen. It can complement many careers, including those in science, medicine, business, or any profession. Learn more.