Department of Philosophy, Religion, and Liberal Studies

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Philosophy, Religion, and Liberal Studies provides the foundation of a well-rounded Liberal Arts education.  The mission of the PALS program is to educate students to become informed, engaged, and ethically responsible citizens of the world through our offerings in the core curriculum; the major and minor in Philosophy; the major in Liberal Studies; the minors in Africana Studies, Black Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Women’s Studies; and courses in Religious Studies. 

Courses and co-curricular activities emphasize global perspectives and awareness of diversity in historical and contemporary contexts. The Philosophy and Liberal Studies programs develop and enhance the student's ability to think critically and provides a strong foundation in the skills necessary to succeed in a wide variety of workplaces and graduate programs.