Philosophy and Religious Studies


Welcome to the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department on Pace University’s New York City and Pleasantville campuses.

We offer a diverse curriculum in Philosophy, Religious Studies and Environmental Studies, taught by a faculty that combine excellence in teaching with commitments to both theory and practice, to scholarship and publication as well as service to community and to the University.

Our courses run the gamut from lectures to small group tutorial study in a wide range of topics from contemporary symbolic logic to Ancient Greek in a range of formats and locations including lecture and discussion classes offered on our New York and Pleasantville, courses offered at off-site locations such as the Beth Israel School of Nursing, field studies and internships, and courses offered by videoconferencing and on-line.

Always innovative, we lead the way in offering Learning Communities, courses taught by two faculty from different disciplines, discussing the same topics or issues from different disciplinary perspectives. Our learning communities are in two formats: interdisciplinary courses that combine, e.g., Religious Studies and History or Philosophy and Computer Science and two independent, self-standing courses, combining, e.g., Philosophy and Fine Arts and an LC that will be offered in Spring 2010 combining Ethics and Business Law. Our courses are offered on every level, from basic 100 level courses that students can use to satisfy any of the Areas of Knowledge to our 400 level capstone courses for seniors.

Pace students traveled to Rome with Professor Larry Hundersmarck as part of INT197G: Rome the Eternal City travel course. The program runs from May 24 through June 15, 2012. View the video and the flyer.

Students can major in either Philosophy & Religious Studies or Environmental Studies and minor in Philosophy, Religious Studies, Environmental Studies or Classical & Medieval Studies. Our majors, as well as our minors, and all of our courses, prepare students for graduate and professional study, careers in government, business or the non-profits and for a future with heightened analytic, problem solving and writing skills.

We look forward to meeting you. For further information about any of our offerings, contact:

Larry Hundersmarck, PhD
Philosophy & Religious Studies Department Chair
New York City and Pleasantville Campus
212-346-1460 (NYC); 914-773-3953 (PLV)