Religious studies is the comparative and interdisciplinary study of the world's religions and the creativity of the human religious imagination. Because religion is at the core of human culture and is a powerful force shaping human history, the study of religion gives students a broad knowledge of the history of the world and the diversity of human cultures.
Explore Career Opportunities
Graduates in philosophy with an emphasis in religious studies possess key skills employers seek, including critical thinking, written and oral communication, information literacy, the ability to rapidly master new skills, and most importantly, empathetic understanding of human diversity and the ability to communicate effectively across cultural divides. While some graduates pursue careers in ministry, others go on to careers in counselling, higher education leadership, management, teaching, social services, and much more.
Get Involved on Campus
The Philosophical Society of UWSP
is a student organization dedicated to promoting and maintaining a mature and professional environment for students interested in the field of philosophy and philosophical discussion. Regular activities include student facilitated conversations about controversial and topical issues. Faculty also attend some meetings to share some of their own work with students. The Philosophical Society welcomes all students. For further information, please contact the faculty advisor to the Philosophical Society, Joshua Horn at Joshua.Horn@uwsp.edu
Phi Sigma Tau is the international honor society for the study of philosophy. The purpose of Phi Sigma Tau is to cultivate interest in philosophy among students and to celebrate high achievement in the study of philosophy. Phi Sigma Tau publishes a journal, Dialogue
, for student contributions in all areas of contemporary philosophical research. For further information, please contact the faculty advisor to Phi Sigma Tau, Jason Zinser at Jason.Zinser@uwsp.edu
Gain Experience Outside the Classroom
Philosophy students are active in many student organizations, including the Student Government Association, and are frequently included in the ranks of the Chancellor's Albertson Student Leadership Award winners.
Students with outstanding original work have the opportunity to present their research at the College of Letters and Science Undergraduate Research Symposium, held each spring.
Internships and creative experiential learning opportunities give majors hands on experience in professional settings.
Meet Your Philosophy Professors
UW-Stevens Point philosophy faculty ensure students read carefully, think critically, communicate effectively and participate meaningfully in environments characterized by cultural, religious and philosophical diversity. Meet your professors