The school’s Program in Philosophy and Religion offers a philosophy minor dedicated to producing graduates who will embrace “the examined life,” learning to ask probing questions regarding critical aspects of human existence. Graduates acquire skills in critical thinking and moral reasoning, as well as knowledge of world philosophies and religions. They also become aware of how ideas, including both secular and religious commitments and values, continue to shape our world as they encounter fundamental questions asked by every generation of humans in cultures across the globe.  The minor prepares the student both for lives as global citizens and for excellence in a variety of professional settings, including (but not limited to) law, business, education, and the non-profit sector.

For more information about the Philosophy and Religion program, please contact

Dr. Janet Boyd

Director, School of the Humanities
Voice: (201) 692-2263