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Graduate Studies

NC State does not offer graduate degrees in philosophy or religious studies, but the department provides several opportunities for graduate students.

What We Offer

Graduate Minor in Cognitive Science

This interdisciplinary minor adds a competitive edge to graduate students in fields such as computer science, English, foreign languages, human biology and psychology.

Students take one required course, Introduction to Cognitive Science, in addition to two additional electives outside the student’s degree-granting program.

Graduate Courses

We offer a variety of graduate courses in logic, philosophy and religious studies that add value to many NC State graduate degree programs and will enrich your experience as a graduate student.

  • LOG 530: Varieties of Logic
  • LOG 535: Advanced Logic and Metamathematics
  • PHI 501: Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason
  • PHI 503: Continental Philosophy After 1900
  • PHI 520: Global Justice
  • PHI 525: Introduction to Cognitive Science
  • PHI 540: The Scientific Method
  • PHI 547: Philosophy, Evolution and Human Nature
  • PHI 575: Ethical Theory
  • PHI 598: Special Topics in Philosophy
  • PHI 816: Introduction to Research Ethics
  • REL 502: Early Christianity to the Time of Eusebius
  • REL 507: Islamic History to 1798
  • REL 508: Islam in the Modern World
  • REL 512: Advanced Readings in the Christian Gospels
  • REL 513: The Life and letters of the Apostle Paul
  • REL 523: Religion and Politics in America
  • REL 524: Religion and Politics in Global Perspective
  • REL 571: Darwinism and Christianity
  • REL 572: Women and Religion
  • REL 573: Religion, Gender, and Reproductive Technologies
  • REL 582: Religion and Conflict
  • REL 589: Interpretations of Religion
  • REL 598: Special Topics in Religious Studies

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Students in the Master of Arts in liberal studies (MALS) program can design concentrations related to philosophy and/or religious studies. Also, our faculty occasionally offer MALS seminars.