Philosophy & Religion offers both a 30-credit major and an 18-credit minor in Philosophy.

Our five Philosophy faculty members teach a wide range of subjects, including courses in non-Western philosophy, philosophy of race, and world religions, as well as traditional areas of philosophy like logic, ethics, and theory of knowledge.

In these courses, you will have the opportunity to study and discuss the most important social and ethical questions of our time, as well as delve into enduring questions about human nature, the significance of religion in human society, and what it means to live a good life.

Careers in Philosophy

All of our courses emphasize critical thinking, and train students to think and write with clarity, rigor, and confidence.

Philosophy majors score at or near the top on post-graduate admissions tests such as the GRE, LSAT, and GMAT, and critical thinking and writing abilities are in increasing demand from prospective employers.

In the past, our majors have gone on to law school, graduate school, or successful careers in areas like business or education.

Some useful information about job skills and career paths associated with philosophy.

Contact Us

For additional information regarding the programs offered, please contact the department secretary at (570) 422-3407 or email

Contact Information

Campus Address
Stroud Hall 208
(570) 422-3407
Title of Department Leader
Department Chair
Jeff Ruth
(570) 422-3419