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Philosophy is one of the oldest academic disciplines. Studying philosophy develops core intellectual skills and trains one to see the big picture — while keeping what matters most in focus. There are three ways to earn a BA in philosophy at Clemson: (1) the standard philosophy track, (2) philosophy with an emphasis in Law, Liberty, and Justice, and (3) philosophy with an emphasis area Medicine, Health, and Human Values.

Why study philosophy? Who studies philosophy? What is philosophy? Check out an overview of our programs. 

What you'll study

In addition to studying classic and contemporary works of philosophy and various philosophical methods, you’ll take course work in the humanities (other than philosophy), math, science and social sciences. Students with existing majors in other fields often double-major in philosophy, and we work with them to develop the best curricular plan for this. All three emphasis areas can be tailored to meet specific career goals. 

Religious Studies

The BA in Religious Studies provides an interdisciplinary grounding in the histories, scriptures, rituals, mythologies, ethics, and beliefs of world religious traditions as they have been situated in specific geo-political contexts through the millennia.

What you'll study

Students are trained to become global thinkers with a deeper understanding of the world’s cultural, political, and social differences.  Students are encouraged to double-major and graduates often go on to pursue graduate work and employment in a number of fields, including law, medicine, politics, ministry, non-profit and service-related industries.

Department of Philosophy and Religion
Department of Philosophy and Religion | 126D Hardin Hall, Clemson, SC 29634