Philosophy & Religion
At the University of Indianapolis, we offer a challenging academic environment where you’ll take classes with highly motivated, academically talented students. Our expert faculty will stretch your mind and stimulate your intellect. And our small student-to-faculty ratio guarantees you’ll receive individual attention.
As a philosophy student, you’ll learn to:
- carefully research issues
- communicate effectively
- generate ideas
- formulate and solve problems.
But most importantly, you’ll learn critical thinking skills that will serve you well throughout the course of your life.
Our philosophy graduates successfully pursue careers in such areas as:
- business politics
- educational administration
- the ministry
Our Philosophy program will also give you a solid foundation for graduate school and an eventual career as a college professor if you desire. And our students are consistently accepted into law schools.
“Studying philosophy at U of I has been an interesting and enlightening endeavor. . . . Philosophy presented a way for me to examine the world—a way of which I had previously been unaware. My beliefs and opinions were challenged in ways that I had never dreamed possible. . . . As a senior working toward a philosophy minor, this new method of critical thinking has served me well. I am continually amazed at how much of what I learn in my philosophy courses carries over into both my other classes and my life in general. . . . My philosophy classes invited me to examine continually and critically my envi-ronment, my relationships, and my life. As my graduation date looms near, I cannot imagine a greater skill to carry with me into the future.” —Robynne Lute, philosophy alumna
you might choose to pursue a service-related profession, such as:
- social work
- teaching at a parochial school.
Many religion students “double major” in such areas as philosophy, English, psychology, anthropology, or music. Regardless of the discipline or the career you choose, as a student in the Philosophy and Religion Department you will be well prepared for a variety of careers.
Most of our religion students plan to attend seminary or graduate school, and our curriculum and academic advising are designed with that in mind. Recent University of Indianapolis alumni who are enrolled at such prestigious seminaries as Duke Divinity School and United Theological Seminary report that our program gave them excellent preparation for graduate and professional studies.
“The religion program at the University of Indianapolis equipped me very well for theological studies, and as a result I was able to earn a master’s degree in divinity at United Theological Seminary. The University of Indianapolis is on the cutting edge in developing a vision of the 21st-century church. The faculty made a real impact on my life, and I’m grateful for the quality of education I received. It was my experience that the professors aren’t just people doing a job—they really love to teach!” —Gloria Nelson, philosophy & religion alumna and pastor of the Brownsville United Methodist Church.