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Philosophy & Religious Studies

The study of philosophy and religion develops the mind and skill sets for success in a wide range of careers, from law to business to education, medicine and more. Challenge your intellect to devise sophisticated and thoughtful answers to questions about ethics and human understanding, identity, and social order. 

Ignite your curiosity about philosophy, religion, and social justice in the philosophy and religious studies program at St. Thomas Aquinas College. Examine traditions such as Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc., and understand their role in the creation and regulation of social order. Contemplate justice and ethical questions and explore the history of ancient Greek, Middle Eastern, European, South Asian, and East Asian thought. Our esteemed faculty of scholars will guide you on an inquisitive academic journey and inspire you to develop the intellectual tools to critically evaluate social systems, identify inequities, and uphold principles of social justice.

Many law schools consider philosophy and religious studies to be the best undergraduate preparation for law school. Through our program, you will hone your logic, persuasion, and critical thinking skills to gain acceptance to a law school of choice and to achieve success in any career path you choose.

At a glance

  • Undergraduate major & minor
  • BA
  • 4 years
  • Main campus

Optional Specializations

  • Philosophy
  • Pre-Law

Common Minors

  • English
  • History
  • Criminal Justice

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Gain valuable experience and discover the wide breadth of career possibilities available through internships and community service opportunities in the New York metropolitan area.

Career Preparation & Mentoring

Small classes are one of your biggest benefits at St. Thomas Aquinas College. You will be personally mentored in a caring, close-knit community by a faculty of scholars who are set on your success.

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What Success Looks Like

“Philosophy was a good foundation because it is all about learning how to think deeply and question everything, two very important skills in the law.”
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Nicole DiGiacomo, ’16
Managing Attorney, Law Office of Nicole DiGiacomo PLLC
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Career Options

Philosophy and religious studies graduates from St. Thomas Aquinas College work in these roles and fields, and more:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Law
  • Nonprofits
  • Government
  • Medicine
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Program options

The BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies  provides the foundations for advanced study in many different areas, including medicine, business, and law.

A minor in philosophy equips students with a deeper understanding of key financial concepts, an asset for any career in business.