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The Philosophy, Religion and Society program educates students on the ways philosophy and religion influence American politics and social structures. With a choice of concentrating on applied ethics, philosophy, or religious studies, graduates find impactful careers in education, social service, and politics, among many other career fields.
The School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies offers a BA in philosophy, religion and society in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at ASU's West campus.
The program comprises historical, theoretical and practical perspectives on philosophy, religion and social ethics and emphasizes social and political concerns by putting the studies of philosophy and religion into action. This interdisciplinary degree offers three areas of concentration: applied ethics, continental philosophy and religious studies.
Philosophy, Religion and Society (BA)
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, New College of
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WUE eligible program
Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
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Graduates are prepared for graduate study or employment in the fields explored through their required internships, including business, criminal justice, education, government, human resources, law enforcement, law, media, medicine, religious organizations and social services.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Communications Teachers, Postsecondary||9.7%||$62,550|
|Community Health Workers||14.9%||$34,870|
|Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary||15.1%||$68,950|
|Medical and Health Services Managers||16.9%||$92,810|
|Reporters and Correspondents||-8.5%||$36,000|
|Public Relations Specialists||6.2%||$55,680|
|Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary||11.6%||$63,630|
|Directors, Religious Activities and Education||4.3%||$38,480|
|Social and Community Service Managers||9.5%||$62,740|
|Child, Family, and School Social Workers||6.2%||$42,120|
|Loss Prevention Managers||3.9%||$105,060|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).