Welcome to Philosophy and Religion at JMU!

Our faculty and students engage critically with the ideas and values that shape human life across the globe. From Aristotle to Zen, our curriculum tackles a rich range of historical and contemporary issues. No matter what questions drive you, you can explore them in our department.

Find out where the study of philosophy and religion can take you

How to declare your major or minor in Philosophy & Religion

Our alumni pursue a wide variety of careers and paths of impact: law, governmental consulting, intelligence analysis, counseling, education, international development, journalism, public health, psychology, business, and more. A degree in Philosophy and Religion prepares students to navigate the complexities of our diverse and ever-changing human community.

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