Rowan to offer new major in philosophy and religion

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A new bachelor's degree in philosophy and religion has been approved by Rowan University's Board of Trustees.

The new major will begin in fall of 2008 in Rowan's College of Liberal Arts and Science

A new bachelor's degree in philosophy and religion has been approved by Rowan University's Board of Trustees.

The new major will begin in fall of 2008 in Rowan's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, according to David Clowney, chair of the University's philosophy and religion department.

Currently, students with other majors can complete a minor in philosophy, a concentration in philosophy and religion, or a concentration in ethics. The new major will give students the chance to immerse themselves in courses which will "enrich their critical thinking skills and give them an opportunity to discuss philosophical and religious issues in a structured environment," according to Clowney.

The 36-semester-hour interdisciplinary major will include courses in both philosophy and religion, but students will be able to specialize in either discipline, according to Clowney.

For more information on Rowan's philosophy and religion department, go to: http://www.rowan.edu/philosop/.

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