The major in philosophy is a traditional humanities and liberal-arts program. At Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), our philosophy courses cover the principle divisions and branches of philosophy with a strong emphasis on the history and evolution of higher thinking throughout human history. This program offers a great foundation for continuing studies in philosophy. The major also serves as a pre-professional program for the ministry, law, or health sciences.
A minor in Professional and Applied Ethics involves studies in human rights issues and also enhances students' preparation for graduate study in law, medicine, natural science, philosophy, religion and theology, or social work.
Religious Studies is an interdisciplinary program housed in the Department of Philosophy.
The Religious Studies program seeks to provide a basic level of competency in the academic study of religion as well as to deepen students' knowledge of particular faith traditions. As an academic unit of IPFW, we do not advocate belief in any one tradition, but instead encourage a broad multi-disciplinary investigation of faith traditions.