Print Logo
  • Much more than a classroom

    Dept. of History, Philosophy, Religion and Legal Studies

  • Much more than the past.

    Dept. of History, Philosophy, Religion and Legal Studies

  • Much more opportunity

    Dept. of History, Philosophy, Religion and Legal Studies

  • Much more analysis.

    Dept. of History, Philosophy, Religion and Legal Studies

Dept. of History, Philosophy, Religion, & Legal Studies
Dr. Scott Davison, Department Chair
Rhonda Crisp,
Academic Departmental Specialist
354 Rader Hall
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606-783-2655
Fax: 606-783-5096
E-mail: hprl@moreheadstate.edu

Follow us on facebook
MSU Home :: Academics :: History, Philosophy, Religion and Legal Studies :: Academic Programs
  • Academic Programs

  • History

    Degree programs in history provide both breadth in area coverage and depth in practicing history research, preparing students to enter the teaching profession, applied fields such as heritage work, or graduate programs in history and related fields.  There is a major and minor in history.  The minor is offered on the main campus, MSU at Prestonsburg, and the University Center of the Mountains in Hazard.

    Legal Studies

    The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Legal Studies is designed to equip graduates with the appropriate applied and theoretical knowledge of law to successfully assist lawyers in providing legal services to clients. The major and area of concentration combine the advantages of a liberal arts education with the development of professional skills necessary to provide legal assistance to attorneys.  

    Philosophy- Religious Studies

    Philosophy and religious studies degree programs emphasize flexible, independent thinking. Students learn to analyze complex arguments by identifying assumptions in classical and contemporary debates and tracing the origins of those views back into the history of ideas. As a result, they learn to express themselves clearly and precisely in writing and speech.

    Pre-law

    Although there is no pre-law program or recommended major, MSU does offer pre-law advising for students in any major to help them to make successful applications to law school.  Dr. Collinsworth and Dr. Murphy are MSU's pre-law advisors.

    Social Studies

    By combining courses in social studies fields and education, the Area of Concentration in Social Studies prepares students for teacher certification at the secondary level (grades 8 through 12) in at least four teaching fields.

Mark Haynes
 "As time has gone on, I am ever more convinced that the grounding I received in philosophy has been the single most important element of my schooling. It has helped me to be a more critical examiner of all of the multi-leveled and often cynically conceived stuff that comes my way in Washington; it has helped me to maintain my moral compass; it has helped to give me a perspective and a sense of humor that might not otherwise be there."

--Mark Haynes, President, Concordia Power

© Copyright 2014 Morehead State University - 150 University Blvd. Morehead, KY 40351 • 1.800.585.6781
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity, educational institution.