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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.

Prize Essay Competition for Majors in Philosophy and Religious Studies

Currently enrolled Philosophy and Religious Studies majors at NC State are invited to submit a
competitive essay on the topic of racism by January 15th, 2022. Learn more.

Departmental Covid-19 Precautions

Until further notice, inquiries should be directed as follows.

Student Affairs

See Ms. Joanna King, Student Services Associate, in Withers Hall, Room 344 on Monday – Thursday at 8:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m., or contact her at joanna_king@ncsu.edu or 919-515-3214 on Monday – Friday at 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Administration, Finance and General Department Affairs

  • See Ms. Ann Rives, Business Services Coordinator, in Withers Hall, Room 344, or contact her by email at ann_rives@ncsu.edu on Monday – Friday at 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. OR
  • Contact Dr. Michael Pendlebury, Department Head, at mjpendle@ncsu.edu on Monday – Friday at 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Contact Details of Faculty and Staff

See https://philrel.chass.ncsu.edu/people/.

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