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

"Everyone should take a philosophy course"

NC State science student Timothy Willard explains why he thinks this in a Technician op-ed

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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

The Tears and Smiles of Hagia Sophia
Anna B. Bigelow (NC State Religious Studies) will give a talk entitled “The Tears and Smiles of Hagia Sophia: Istanbul and the Architecture of Religious Power” in the Religious Studies Colloquium Series at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 19 in Withers Hall, Room 344. All are welcome.

The Socratic Constraint, Systematic Injustice, and the Return of Callicles
Timothy Hinton (NC State Philosophy) will give a talk entitled  “The Socratic Constraint, Systematic Injustice, and the Return of Callicles” in the Philosophy Colloquium Series at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 26 in Withers Hall, Room 331. All are welcome.