The Department of Religion and Philosophy is a community of vibrant, rigorous, and life-changing conversations. Students and faculty inquire into the biggest questions that humans can ask, through a curriculum that engages students in a holistic way, by sharpening minds and cultivating character. Throughout our major and minor programs in Religion and Philosophy, students learn to interpret texts carefully and analyze arguments critically, and they cultivate curiosity about and respect for diverse perspectives. Students emerge equipped to read and write well, to practice disciplined rational and ethical inquiry, to represent divergent views fairly, and to understand individuals and communities in all their diversity. With these skills, students are particularly well prepared for life and work in an ever-changing and interconnected world.