Philosophy is the love of wisdom, the pursuit of knowledge, and a critical analysis of what we think we know about ourselves, our society, and our universe. In the uncertain world in which we live, it is more important than ever to understand the beliefs of others. By finding out how others think and reason, the world in which we live can become more meaningful and the distance between different cultures and belief systems could be narrowed.
The Philosophy and Religious Studies Department at Pace University’s New York City and Pleasantville campuses offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies. We offer minors in Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Classical and Medieval Studies.
The BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies introduces students to a variety of ideas from the philosophical tradition, enhances critical and conceptual thinking, prepares students for graduate and professional study, careers in government, business and non-profit organizations, and gives them strong analytic, problem-solving and writing skills. The program lets you combine a broad survey of major figures and ideas in philosophy as well as in the major world religions, with in-depth studies of specific philosophers or particular religions. You may concentrate on either philosophy or religious studies and pursue a course of study that prepares you to go to graduate school or directly into a rewarding career.