History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies
Students and scholars of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies are not satisfied with easy answers—or easy questions for that matter.
In the Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, we read and confront challenging texts, from Socrates to Kant, Augustine to the Bhagavad-Gita. We look for the common concerns at the heart of the human experience and discuss how great thinkers and movements throughout world history have addressed them. We learn to resist reductive thinking and engage in respectful debate, to write critical analyses, and ask questions of our own.
All program majors complete a set of core requirements and concentrate on either History, Philosophy, or Religious Studies. We also offer minors in both. History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies will teach you to think more deeply, speak more clearly, and always strive for a broader perspective and greater understanding. And there’s no limit to where you can go with a skillset like that.