Department of
Philosophy & Religion Studies
About Philosophy & Religion Studies

The Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies is located on the 3rd floor of Bunce Hall. (856-256-4075)

The Department provides a major in Philosophy and Religion Studies, a minor in Philosophy, a concentration in Philosophy and Religion Studies, a concentration in Ethics, a concentration in Bioethics and the Philosophy of Medicine, and extensive offerings in general education.

Philosophy and Religion Studies courses promote rigorous inquiry involving both analytical and integrative reasoning, and provide crucial tools, for decision-making. The focus is centrally on the capacities of reasoning and logic, reflection on meaning and values, and texts, issues and questions foundational to many of the world's cultures. They contribute significantly to the fulfillment of Rowan's mission to educate students who remain lifelong learners and responsible citizens of diverse communities.

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The Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies is pleased to announce this Spring's final Theorizing at Rowan lecture. Wednesday, April 20, at 5 p.m., in Bozorth 114, Dwight Murph, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Rowan, will present a talk entitled “The Epistemic Racial Gap: Social Epistemology and the Social Construction of Race.”

Call For Abstracts: Ethics and Society Student Conference 2016

Spirituality Discussion Groups (Spring 2016), facilitated by Dr. Julia Pizzuto-Pomaco Spring, in rm. 118 Robinson Hall, 9:30am-10:30am (February 5, March 4, April 1 and April 29)

The Compass - Fall 2015 CHSS Newsletter

Upcoming Career Events for Philosophy and Religion Studies students

Here is a link to an interfaith calendar if you are interested in learning more about holidays in different religions. Everyone is Welcome!

Well-Known American Judaism Expert Dianne Ashton is Longtime Rowan Professor

Why Philosophy and Religion Studies is good for STEM majors

2014 CHSS Annual Report (Featuring the Ramsey Brothers & Dianne Ashton's Scholarship)

Best Majors for GRE Scores in 2013: Philosophy Dominates

Newsweek: Religion Studies Revival

Recent Faculty Publications:

Dr. Matthew Lund, N.R. Hanson: Observation, Discovery, and Scientific Change, Humanity Books (Prometheus), January 2010

Dr. David Clowney and Dr. Patricia Mosto, Earthcare: An Anthology in Environmental Ethics, (Rowman & Littlefield), November 2009

Dr. Ellen Miller, Releasing Philosophy, Thinking Art: A Phenomenological Study of Sylvia Plath's Poetry, Davies Group Publishers, March 2009

Dr. Dianne Ashton, Co-editor, Four Centuries of Jewish Women's Spirituality, Second Edition, Brandeis University Press, 2008

Dr. Youru Wang, editor, Deconstruction and the Ethical in Asian Thought, Routledge, 2007

Dr. Youru Wang, Linguistic Strategies in Daoist Zhuangzi and Chan Buddhism: the Other Way of Speaking, Routledge, 2003.