Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies

About Us

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Morgan State University offers instruction in the history of philosophy, pre-law philosophy courses, and religious studies. The department emphasizes publicly engaged reflections in the study of ethics and politics, science and technology, gender and race, religion and culture, law and society, and has a particular strength in Africana philosophy.

Benefits of an undergraduate education in philosophy include the possibility of pursuing graduate work in law school, philosophy, religious studies, ministry as well as careers in business and beyond. Moreover, studying philosophy offers advantages beyond these specific professions. Philosophy majors develop critical thinking skills (an important ability for employers), a reflective understanding of self and world and of the ways to responsibly engage, steward, critique, and improve our communities.

1st in the state of Maryland for bachelor's degrees awarded to African-American Students in Philosophy & Religious Studies & 15th in the nation

You might like a philosophy major if you...

  • aim to deepen your sense of the meaning of human experience and self-understanding

  • want the skills that diverse professions seek

  • want to develop your critical thinking and writing skills

  • want to go to law school

  • enjoy reasoned debate about moral and political issues

  • seek a personal and/or professional extension of religious studies

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Contact Us

Holmes Hall 309
Morgan State University
1700 East Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, Maryland 21251

Phone: 443-885-3436
Fax: 443-885-8229
allicia.cisse@morgan.edu