Philosophy, Religion and Society (BA)
Accelerated Program

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.

Degree Offered

Philosophy, Religion and Society (BA)
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, New College of


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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.

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Career Outlook

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.

Example Careers

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:

Career*growth*median salary
Health Educators12.2%$50,430
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary9.7%$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
Political Scientists-2.3%$104,920
Public Relations Specialists 6.2%$55,680
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary11.6%$63,630
Directors, Religious Activities and Education4.3%$38,480
Social and Community Service Managers9.5%$62,740
Child, Family, and School Social Workers6.2%$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).

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