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Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies:Chair's Welcome

Yvette Pearson

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy, philosophy with an emphasis in political and legal studies, and philosophy with an emphasis in religious studies.

The program is designed to give students a solid grounding in the historical development of philosophy and an ability to analyze the validity and soundness of arguments proposed in serious discussions of any subject.

The emphasis in political and legal studies is designed for students planning to go to law school and students generally interested in social and political philosophy. The emphasis in religious studies is designed to assist the student in understanding the role of religion in human culture. Competency in oral communication is emphasized in class discussions; majors demonstrate oral competency through their presentations in the senior seminars.

Yvette E. Pearson
Chair - Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies