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Expand Your Horizons

Our programs develop critical, creative and independent thinking that leads 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 Talks

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture on Progress in the Sciences and in the Arts
Philip Kitcher, Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, will be Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar at NC State on October 13-14. In this capacity, he will give a public lecture on “Progress in the Sciences and in the Arts” at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13 in the Piedmont Ballroom, Talley Student Union. The lecture will challenge the common view that, while the sciences make progress, the arts do not. There will be a reception for Professor Kitcher in the Piedmont Ballroom at 4:30 p.m., after the Q&A. All are welcome to both the lecture and the reception.

Mourning and Mediation 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 in Withers Hall, Room 140. All are welcome.