The Philosophy and Religious Studies major is ideal for curious minds who care about solving real-world problems, analyzing complex social and cultural data, and cultivating empathy and interest in other people. As a PHRE major, you’ll learn skills in complex problem-solving, moral, and ethical reasoning, and analyzing and understanding arguments.
Why Study Philosophy and Religious Studies at Radford?
- Internships are available for you to practice and implement your skills.
- You get to complete a capstone project that is included in the culminating course.
- We have internationally recognized faculty who focus deeply on student learning and practical application of knowledge.
- The Philosophy and Religious Studies major complements many other programs, and students often find our major or one of our minors to work well alongside their primary major.
Philosophy and Religious Studies graduates use their degrees to:
- Prepare for law school or graduate school
- Build skills for nonprofit, public policy, or social services careers
- Prepare for work as an educator or community leader
- Work as a business entrepreneur or in marketing and management
All Philosophy and Religious Studies (PHRE) students have opportunities to complete internships, capstone projects, and to collaborate with faculty on research projects. Our students are heavily involved with the on-campus student research conference called the Wicked Festival that is held each semester, and many PHRE students participate in mock trials.
The Philosophy and Religious Studies major complements many other programs, and students often find our major or one of our minors to work well alongside their primary major. This is especially true for students majoring in programs in:
120 students across PHRE department programs
5 full-time professors close faculty-student interactions
Course combinations explore curriculum options to meet your interests
Internships at Radford help you get your foot in the door
PHRE students who complete internships find successful employment. Paige Emmer (‘22) completed an internship in the department during her last semester and was placed as the Women’s Resource Center’s inaugural Administrative and Outreach Intern. Combining skills and capabilities developed through experiential learning in PHRE, Paige excelled so well that she was offered a full-time position at WRC before the internship had even concluded.