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Covid-19 Safety Precautions

From July 6, 2021, the administrative office of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Until July 6, the administration of the Department will be conducted remotely.

Remote communications with the department during working hours (Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

  • General questions and questions about who to contact and their contact details: Telephone 919-515-3214 or send an email message to joanna_king@ncsu.edu
  • Student affairs: Send a message to Ms. Joanna King, Student Services Associate (joanna_king@ncsu.edu)
  • Administration, finance and general department affairs: Send a message to one of the following:
  • Advising: Send a message to Dr. Catherine Driscoll, Director of Undergraduate Advising (catherine_driscoll@ncsu.edu)
  • Students’ questions: Questions about a course should be sent by email to the instructor; questions about your progress to degree should be sent by email to your academic adviser. For faculty email addresses see Philosophy Faculty or Religious Studies Faculty.
  • For further contact information, see Department Administration.

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.

New course in Data Ethics coming in first summer session

Upcoming Events

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, no face-to-face events are currently scheduled.

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