What We Offer
NC State’s Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies offers an undergraduate major in Philosophy (B.A. and B.S., with a selection of concentrations), an undergraduate major in Religious Studies (B.A.) and undergraduate minors in the following fields: Philosophy; Religious Studies; Cognitive Science; Ethics; Health, Medicine and Human Values; Logic and Methodology.
We also offer several graduate-level courses in Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Logic plus a graduate minor in Cognitive Science.
John Carroll on Laws of Nature
John W. Carroll of NC State will give a talk entitled “Becoming Humean“ in the Philosophy Colloquium Series at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 1 in Withers Hall, Room 331. All are welcome.
Mourning and Meditation in an Iranian Settlement
Mary Elaine Hegland of Santa Clara University and the National Humanities Center will give a talk entitled “Mourning and Mediation: The Politics of Religious Ritual in an Iranian Settlement” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 20. The venue is still to be determined.
Department Faculty Win Teaching Awards
In April 2016, John Carroll, Professor of Philosophy, was named as an Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor and Anna Bigelow, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, received an Outstanding Teaching Award and became a member of the NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers. Eight departmental faculty are now members of this Academy.
Future Medical Student Wins Philosophy Prize
Arianna Nasser received the Philosophy Prize in Honor of Professor Robert S. Bryan during a March 2, 2016 reception hosted by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.
Outstanding Senior Wins Religious Studies Prize
Zane Vermette received the Religious Studies Prize in Honor of Professor W. Curtis Fitzgerald during a March 2, 2016 reception hosted by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.