Welcome to the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

At CWU we ask questions and critically engage with the world around us. 

Philosophy and Religious Studies

The Philosophy and Comparative Religion Department offers majors and minors that encourage you to develop the tools and scholarly skills needed to critically engage with the philosophical, ethical, and religious questions of our time. Become a part of a community dedicated to academic excellence and learning.

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Undergraduate Programs

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About Us

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Faculty and Staff

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Why Study Philosophy and Comparative Religion at CWU?

A degree in philosophy or comparative religion means you will have built a skillset of strong communication and reasoning skills. Not only will you have had the chance to work with renowned faculty and build meaningful relationships with peers, but you will also gain experience grappling with complex questions and practice engaging with a wide range of viewpoints.

Degree Options

At CWU, our Philosophy and Religious Studies Department offers undergraduate degrees that will prepare you to navigate our modern landscapes


  • Comparative Religion, BA
  • Philosophy, BA

Minors and Certificates

  • Comparative Religion Minor
  • Ethics Minor
  • Philosophy Minor

Learn more about our degree options through our Program Finder.


For general university admissions information, contact the Office of Admissions. For advising information, contact the Academic Advising Center.



The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies offers program-specific scholarships to support you in your academic journey. Check out our Department Scholarships.

Student Clubs

Our clubs provide a space for like-minded students to gather and discuss their interests, opinions, philosophies while building a community that will last past graduation. Clubs associated with our department are:

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies Club
  • Phi Sigma Tau
  • Theta Alpha Kappa

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