The study of philosophy and religion offers a vital contribution to humanistic education. Both fields deal with various ways in which human beings have tried to understand and give expression to the nature and meaning of reality, knowledge, life, the self, societies, ethics, and values. Our department is a lively learning community that fosters critical and creative thinking in courses, symposia, conversations, and close work with renowned faculty.

In particular, students in our department gain a heightened ability to think critically and develop well-reasoned arguments. They learn how to develop meaningful questions, read and interpret complex texts and cultures, and write and communicate clearly and effectively. They also form their own meaningful beliefs and values and may conduct independent research.

This website offers a variety of information for present and prospective students, including the following:

If you have any questions or would like further information, our chair, faculty, and staff are always happy to help.