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  • The Department of Philosophy and Religion offers a variety or programs and courses: 

    Current Offerings
    • Major in Philosophy
    • Minor in Philosophy & Religion
    • Courses in General Studies
    • Advanced Electives
    Future Offerings
    • Courses in General Education (from Fall 2015)
    • Minor in Ethics (from Fall 2016)  

     Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy 

    The Department of Philosophy and Religion offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy. This degree prepares students for careers in law, business, teaching, communications, writing, religious studies, and public affairs. Continued study may lead to a master’s or doctoral degree in Philosophy or in related disciplines including science, education, public administration, law, and international relations.


    Course requirements for the completion of a major vary on when a student joined NJCU and are taking the General Studies Program or the new General Education Program. Please consult the follow list:

    • Click here if you were a freshman before the Fall of 2015, i.e., you are taking the General Studies Program.
    • Click here if you were a freshman at NJCU during or after the Fall of 2015, i.e,, you are taking the General Education Program.

    Minor in Philosophy & Religion

    The minor program in philosophy and religion is designed for students who wish to experience the educational enrichment offered by these disciplines. Philosophy alone, or a minor in combination with religion, may be studied in sufficient depth to enable students to grasp central issues, as well as to confront their own self-awareness in terms of these issues. The minor programs are largely unstructured to allow students to shape their courses of study to their own interests and needs.

    Students minor in philosophy by completing 18 semester hours in philosophy, of which 6 credits should be from 200-500 level courses.