Do you often ponder the big questions in life such as reality, knowledge and the difference between right and wrong? Are you interested in the religious practices of people from various world religions? Then Eastern Kentucky University’s Philosophy and Religion program may be the right course of study for you. This program will prepare you for graduate school in diverse areas and also serves as an excellent pre-law program.

Degree Concentrations

Bachelor’s Minor
Philosophy Philosophy
Applied Ethics


What are Recent Graduates Up To?

  • Pursuing an M.A. in Philosophy at the University of Toledo
  • Pursuing an M.A. in Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the University of Louisville
  • Pursuing a J.D. at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Pursuing an M.A. in Humanities at the University of Chicago
  • Working for Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government after completing an EKU Master in Public Administration
  • Working for the Student Tracking and Transportation Branch of the Kentucky Department of Education in Frankfort, KY
  • Pursuing an M.D. at the University of Kentucky Medical School
  • Working with OSHA at Eastern Kentucky University
  • Ministering as the youth pastor at First United Methodist Church, Brady, TX
  • Pursuing a degree at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Career Outlook

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Scholarship Opportunities

Students in EKU’s Philosophy and Religion program are eligible to apply for the following scholarships:


Philosophy and Religious Studies