Religion and Philosophy challenges students to raise big questions and reflect on life, faith, and the society they live in. In keeping with Lyon’s Christian heritage, the religion and philosophy program encourages students to understand positions different from their own, to evaluate them critically, and to form their own point of view. Students have the flexibility to pursue philosophy, religion, or ethics within the program depending on what their interests are.
Lyon’s religion and philosophy program promotes interdisciplinary thinking and the development of open-minded individuals who consider opposing beliefs and differing viewpoints fairly. The program also emphasizes ethics and civic education, which are the cornerstones of Lyon’s core curriculum. Lyon challenges students to engage with ethical and civic issues outside of the classroom, too.
Dr. Paul Bube, Dr. Martha Beck
Students can engage with the course material further by joining the Phi Sigma Tau honor society.
“The people and the community of Lyon are truly exceptional, and there is no doubt in my mind that it really is a special place. I’m moving on now to work towards my Masters in Theology at the University of the South’s School of Theology in Tennessee, but I know that in my travels Lyon College will always hold a joyful place in my mind.” -Cade Archer, ’20
Religion and philosophy majors have gone on to graduate school at Duke, Vanderbilt, Princeton, and more.
For more information on the required courses for a Religion and Philosophy major and minor, view our courses page.
Students who major in religion and philosophy can pursue careers in ministry, education, law, business, non-profit work, human resources, counseling, and much more.
The starting median salary in the U.S. for a college graduate with a Religion and Philosophy major is $34,100.
Creative Director- $72,000
Operations Manager- $66,000
Academic Advisor- $38,000
Program Director- $55,000
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