Academic Catalog


Philosophy and Religious Studies

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Dylan Wittkower, Chair
James R. Van Dore, Chief Departmental Advisor
Office: (757) 683-3861

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy with three major options: General, Political and Legal Studies, and Religious Studies. The degree program in Philosophy is dedicated to instruction in critical reading and critical thinking that supports students in discovering, clarifying, and reformulating their values and beliefs through open inquiry that looks across and is informed by the wide diversity of human experience. Students interested in the study of religion can minor in Religious Studies or choose Religious Studies as their major within the Philosophy degree.