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What You Will Be

Expected to Do

Your knowledge will expand with each year of study in the Religion and Philosophy program. There are goals to be met in successfully completing each year of your college experience.

What you will be expected to do by the end of your freshman year:

     You will need to give evidence of knowledge in the following areas:

  •  Bible knowledge in both the Old and New Testaments—You will need to demonstrate your ability to cite biblical passages and show biblical themes and structure
  •  Ethics instruction—You will need to demonstrate working knowledge of ethical concepts
  •  Freshman experience—You will need to successfully complete all freshman experience requirements

What you will be expected to do by the end of your sophomore year:

     You will need to give evidence of knowledge in the following areas:

  •  Advanced biblical instruction—You will need to demonstrate your ability to go beyond basic biblical citation and show knowledge of biblical themes and structure
  •  Philosophy instruction—You will need to demonstrate a working knowledge of philosophical concepts
  • Theology instruction—You will need to demonstrate working knowledge of theological concepts

What you will be expected to do by the end of your junior year:

     You will need to give evidence of mastery in the following areas:

  •  Upper Division courses in Philosophy/Critical Thinking—You will need to demonstrate integrated knowledge of philosophical concepts
  •  Theology instruction/ Church History—You will need to demonstrate integrated knowledge of theological concepts
  •  Service leadership experience—You will need documented proof of leadership role in planned service experiences

What you will be expected to do by the end of your senior year:

     You will need to give evidence of mastery in the following areas:

  •  Upper Division courses in philosophy—You will need to demonstrate integrated knowledge of philosophical concepts
  •  Field placement skills—You will need to document proof of leadership role in planned organizational experiences
  •  Exegetical skills—You will need to document proof of satisfactory biblical exegesis

What you will be expected to do before graduation:

     You will be responsible for the original creation of:

  •  Your senior capstone project—You will need to create an original topic of research involving community service and public presentation
  •  Your graduation Portfolio—You will need to demonstrate integrated knowledge of biblical, ethical, philosophical, and theological concepts