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Graduate Programs

Our master’s degree programs combine coursework, research, and practical experience to prepare students for further graduate study; careers in the public sector, civil society, or international relations; and future leadership.

Undergraduate Programs

Our philosophy program exposes students to multiple disciplines including bioethics, ethical theory, feminist philosophy, and phenomenology, while religious studies allows students to explore and critique areas in Eastern and Western religions

Why Philosophy/Religion?

The study of philosophy or religion helps students develop valuable skills leading to work in any number of fields. Studying philosophy or religion provides excellent preparation for graduate study in any disciplines and areas of study.

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Why Philosophy in DC?

  • Easy access to Smithsonian Institutions, museums, national monuments, and the Library of Congress
  • A wealth of varied and diverse internship and service opportunities with the federal government and non-profit organizations
  • Opportunities to see and participate in political life and history as it happens

Events & Announcements

2019 fall Courses

Please find fall 2019 course descriptions, sections, and times for PHIL and RELG courses in our OneDrive space.

Inclusive Excellence Mini-Grant Awardees

We are thrilled to announce that members of our department, Perry Zurn (Assistant Professor), Matt Ferguson (MA Student), and Stephen Masson (MA Student) were awarded an Inclusive Excellence Mini-Grant for their project, "The AU Trans Experience: Then and Now".


The Department of Philosophy and Religion is a proud member of PLATO (Philosophy Learning And Teaching Organization). PLATO advocates and supports introducing philosophy to children and youth through programs, resource-sharing, and the development of a national network in pre-college philosophy.

Graduate Study abroad in Ecuador

The department will be offering a study abroad program in Ecuador. Check back soon for more details!

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Filosofia en Español


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