The Department of Philosophy and Religion at UCA offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree in philosophy and a Bachelor of Arts degree in religious studies. Owing to the close intellectual connections between the two programs, many students who begin their undergraduate work in one program decide to major or minor in the other.
The department faculty is both large and diverse in its interests, ranging from the classical areas of study in philosophy and religion to issues in artificial intelligence, postmodernism, feminism, as well as Christian, Buddhist, Islamic and Judaic philosophical and religious thought. Students repeatedly report that what they like most about the program is the accessibility of the faculty and fellow students for advising, discussion and debate. The department hosts a philosophy and religion film and lecture series, a Facebook page for the discussion of various philosophical, religious and social-political issues and the philosophy program maintains a chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, the national honors society for undergraduates in philosophy.
Many of our graduates enter law school and many have been accepted at top graduate schools around the nation and beyond. Almost all report back that their studies in philosophy and/or religion offered a high-point and a transformatory experience in their personal lives and their later academic and professional pursuits.
Please contact me by email phone or a visit if you have further questions about the program.
Dr. Charles W. Harvey, Chair
Department of Philosophy & Religion
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR 72035