The study of religion at Drake University involves the analysis of sacred traditions, of theological and ethical reasoning, of the breadth of religious thinking and practice, and of the meaning of the religious quest for a comprehensive understanding of reality. The major and minor prepares you for a lifetime of understanding the diverse religious traditions of the world, for many areas of graduate studies in the humanities, a graduate education for ministry, and for diverse career paths in law, business, public service and education.
The study of philosophy attempts to develop a student’s understanding of the presuppositions underlying the main areas of human inquiry, an awareness of the range of reasonable answers to the ultimate questions individuals ask themselves, and a habit of critical reflection concerning the student’s own convictions about belief and conduct. The major is designed to permit broad interdepartmental studies and interdisciplinary synthesis. With its emphasis on critical thinking and creative problem solving, the study of philosophy helps prepare you for success in a diverse range of careers—including law, business, and medicine.