Explore the world of ideas while preparing for a variety of creative and dynamic careers.
The disciplines of Philosophy and Religious Studies ask the big questions: What does it mean to be human? How do we make meaning in this world? What is the relationship of individuals to society? What, if anything, is sacred? Today these questions are complicated by topics such as class, race, ethnicity, and gender – all of which are addressed by the Department. From Ethics to Critical Theory to Cognitive Science, the Department of Philosophy has something for everyone.
If you are committed to another major, the Department offers minors in Philosophy and Religious Studies, both of which complement any major.
Studying Philosophy and Religious Studies provides excellent preparation for professional employment in any area where the close examination of written texts and the ability to think critically and communicate clearly are important. The Department takes pride in working with students to connect their immediate studies with their long-term goals. The Department’s goal is to promote critical thinking, effective communication, and intellectual engagement with the key ideas in our fields.