History and Philosophy Department

The Philosophy and Religion degree gives students grounding in the traditional issues, content, and methods of these disciplines while emphasizing a broad global perspective. At the introductory level students take courses in disciplinary foundations and methods, as well as general surveys in the disciplines. The major then requires the study of philosophy and religion within specific cultural contexts with opportunities for students to engage with Western, Islamic, African and Asian systems of thought and value.

Curriculum Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 credits, including 51-52 credits of Liberal Education Curriculum courses, major requirements (40 credits), and general College electives. No more than one course with a D grade will be accepted toward requirements for the major.

History and Philosophy Catalog


History and Philosophy


Department Phone Number:516-876-5684
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Administrative Assistant: Shiyama Vijayendran
Department Chair: Juan Galvid