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Department of Philosophy

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Philosophy at VCU

The Department of Philosophy offers an undergraduate major in philosophy, as well as minors in philosophy and the philosophy of law. 

The department offers four ways to major in philosophy:
a regular Philosophy concentration
Philosophy and Science concentration
an Ethics and Public Policy concentration, and
a Philosophy and Law concentration. 

Advising: Melissa Siebert is the advisor for philosophy majors. If you have questions about course scheduling, graduation requirements, or navigating VCU, please schedule an appointment with Melissa Siebert through SSC/Navigate.

Current and Upcoming Seminar in Philosophy (PHIL 490) topic:

Fall 2020: The Things Selves Do, taught by Mikhail Valdman

View our previous seminar topics.

Donald Smith, Department Chair:; (804) 828-3191
Emma Bilski, Administrative Assistant & Webmaster:

News and Events

Fall 2020 Talks & Workshops

Due to current social distancing guidelines, no talks or workshops for Fall 2020 have been scheduled at this time.

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