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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

2018 Spring Courses

Please find spring 2018 course descriptions, sections, and times for PHIL and RELG courses in our OneDrive space.


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.

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Peach Remembered as Scholar, Feminist, Friend

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In the Community ·

On the Road: Chaplain Mark Schaefer Rides his Bike for Kay Spiritual Life Center

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