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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 [Archived Catalog]

Philosophy—Pretheology Major (B.A.)

Special curriculum; major code BA5242

Pretheology students frequently select philosophy as a major to obtain a solid preparation for the study of religion.

You may begin your study of philosophy with courses at the 100, 200, or 300 level, except as limited by specific prerequisites.

For more information, contact the Department of Philosophy.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences

View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Program Requirements

The pretheology track consists of a minimum of 40 hours in philosophy, including:

Additional Requirements

Complete at least three additional courses numbered above 400, not including 490 or 497.

Theological Seminary or Graduate Study Recommendations

If you plan to enter a theological seminary or to do graduate study in religion, it is recommended that you take a broad program of appropriate undergraduate courses in the following:

  • classics and world religions;
  • English composition and literature, and world literature;
  • history;
  • sociology and anthropology.

Arrange your program to meet the requirements of the B.A. degree and the University General Education requirements.

It is advisable to major in philosophy, English, classics, or one of the social sciences. Check the entrance requirements of the theological seminaries, other religious educational institutions, or graduate schools of your choice and plan your curriculum accordingly. A pretheology major is also available from the Departments of English and History.