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Department ofPhilosophy & Religious Studies

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Preparing Students for Successful Careers in Law, Higher Education, Religion & Politics


The Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy designed to give students a solid grounding in the historical development of philosophy, and an ability to analyze arguments proposed in serious discussions of any subject. ODU offers three options: general, political and legal studies, and religious studies.

The political and legal studies concentration is aimed at students interested in social and political philosophy, particularly those planning to attend law school.

The religious studies concentration is designed for students looking to understand the role of religion in human culture and to expand their cultural competency. Students can also choose to minor in religious studies.




Interested in Majoring or Minoring in Philosophy & Religious Studies?


Connect with our Student Ambassadors to get the inside scoop about what it's like to focus your degree in Philosophy & Religious Studies here at Old Dominion University. Contact Professor Kouri Kissel to get in touch with a student ambassador. They're happy to answer any questions you may have about our program.


2022-2023 Student Ambassadors Contact

Do it. Just go for it. One of the best things about this degree is that you can do just about anything with it...It teaches you life and job skills that will benefit you in your future.

- Matt Shumaker, '14








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