This information is part of the Colgate University catalog, 2023-24.

Declare a major

Major Requirements

A major in philosophy and religion consists of ten courses, eleven for students seeking honors. At least five of these must be in philosophy and five must be in religion. At most one may be an independent study or two for students seeking honors.

Normally, the requirements for the major are satisfied by the following:

One of the Following

One of the Following

All of the Following

One of the Following

400-level Seminar in Philosophy and Religion

Additional Courses

  • Additional courses to complete the major should be taken at the 300- or 400-level.


Students interested in pursuing honors can find the additional requirements on the  department page.

Religion Department

For more information about the department, including Faculty, transfer credit, awards, etc., please visit the  catalog page.