Department of Religion
and Philosophy

McMurry University
Abilene, Texas 79697-0368


You’ll enrich your understanding of the ways Christianity and other religious traditions have shaped human history worldwide.

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What Sets Us Apart

When you study religion and philosophy at McMurry, you’ll learn with teachers and fellow students who are fascinated by the beauty and power of the Christian faith and who seek to better understand the human experience in our diverse, global setting. You’ll work in small groups with an excellent student-teacher ratio to ensure you get the personalized attention that will allow you to thrive.

What You Can Earn

Bachelor of Arts in Religion

You’ll complete at least 120 credit hours, not including developmental courses. At least 39 hours will be at an advanced level.

Minor in Religion

You’ll complete 18 credit hours, including six hours at an advanced level. (Not available for religion majors.)


The McMurry Religion and Philosophy Department has an excellent history of placing graduates in renowned seminaries and divinity schools, often with generous financial aid packages. Recent graduates have received full tuition scholarships to Emory University Candler School of Theology, Southern Methodist University Perkins School of Theology and Duke Divinity School, among many others. Other graduates have gone on to work in Christian ministry or pursue careers in law, politics, social work or nonprofit organizations.

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