wELCOME TO the PHILOSOPHY & RELIGIOUS STUDIES
The Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies offers a dual track B.A. degree in Philosophy & Religious Studies. We also offer minors in Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Ethics. We also have an interdisciplinary minor in Environmental Studies that would complement fields of study in Sociology, Anthropology, Criminal Justice and more. If you are interested in becoming one of our majors or minors, please come see Dr. Frederick Downing, our Department Head, 2009 Georgia Author of the Year Award winner in Creative Non-Fiction, Biography for his book on Elie Wiesel.
What can a Philosophy & Religious Studies degree can do for you? Well, there are several important skills this degree provides that will help you in your career, such as: critical and objective thinking, clear and effective writing skills, the ability to present a convincing case, organizational & analytical skills, and political awareness. Please see what some of our alumni are doing with their degrees. We also provide some helpful links that entail careers and other related topics that could be beneficial for you.
How do I get involved with students in this major? There are plenty of ways to get involved with other Philosophy & Religious Studies majors. The Philosophy & Religious Studies Club along with their faculty advisor Dr. Lily Vuong has weekly meetings and host many events throughout the academic year. Students in any major with a 3.0 or higher who have taken two or more Philosophy and/or Religious Studies courses are invited to join Phi Sigma Tau, an honor society. Our Senior Capstone Symposium is the major annual event that occurs every Spring Semester. The Symposium is a presentation of students' semester-long work and their final papers. Check out some of our photos from the 2009 Symposium. Please take a moment to view Dr. Christine James' site and Dr. Ari Santas' site.
News and Events
The Ashley Hall renovations are now complete!!
Our offices are now located on the first floor of the North wing of Ashley Hall.
Check out the new information for our study abroad programs!