Religion and Philosophy

In the religion and philosophy program, students develop a sound foundation that sharpens analytical, critical and synthesizing skills, expands philosophical world views and develops a mature spiritual life.

Fast Facts:

  • The study of religion and philosophy provides the broad intellectual foundation essential to assuming leadership and service roles in a quickly changing society.
  • This major provides appropriate preparation for theological seminary, careers in human service or graduate academic programs in religion or philosophy.
  • The "Religion in America" course includes the opportunity to explore religious diversity while visiting St. Louis.
  • Opportunities are available to join an annual mission trip and complete an internship.
  • Study abroad courses in religion and philosophy have recently travelled to Greece and Egypt.

Student Organization:

  • Theta Alpha Kappa, the national honor society for religious studies and theology.


Dr. Andy Walsh
Professor of Religion & Philosophy and Department Chair of Religion & Philosophy
Phone: (573) 288-6376

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