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Expand Your Horizons

Our programs develop critical, creative and independent thinking skills that lead to excellence in graduate studies, professional training and many careers.

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.

Upcoming Events

Speech Acts and Speaking Up
Gillian Russell, Professor of Philosophy at UNC Chapel Hill, will give a research presentation on “Speech Acts and Speaking Up” in the Logic and Cognitive Science Lecture Series at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 25 in Withers Hall, Room 331. In her presentation, Professor Russell will use a model of denigrating speech that has been taking shape in the philosophical literature on speech acts to address questions about the effectiveness and value of speaking up. All are welcome.

Impact of Religion Lecture
Our signature Impact of Religion Lecture is scheduled for Thursday, February 22. The speaker is Kathryn Lofton of Yale University, where she is Professor of Religious Studies, American Studies and History, Chair of Religious Studies, and Deputy Dean for Diversity and Faculty Development. Further details will be posted by late January.