Philosophy Programs

Philosophy Programs

Philosophy Programs


Our department offers a variety of programs in philosopy, from the major to various certificates. These programs are effective on their own, but also combine well with other programs at Rowan. For more on the value of studying philosophy, see here.

Philosophy Major

BA in Philosophy 30 s.h.


Minor in Philosophy 18 s.h. 

Minor in Ethics 18 s.h. 

Certificates of Undergraduate Studies (CUGS)

A certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) is designed to complement and enhance a student's major program, as well as to prepare students for graduate studies and professional careers. No prior background in Philosophy is required for these Certificates, and any student pursuing an undergraduate degree at Rowan University is eligible to apply.

We offer four 12 s.h. Certificates in the field of Philosophy:

  • CUGS in Philosophy
  • CUGS in Ethics
    • Students will become familiar with ethical theories, while also learning how to apply them in professional practice. Students can choose specific applied ethics courses related to business, medicine, and the environment.
  • CUGS in Asian Philosophy and Religion
    • Students will gain knowledge and critical training in Asian Philosophy and Religion, acquiring an in-depth understanding and appreciation of these core aspects of Asian culture. This Certificate is particularly useful for students pursuing careers that increasingly require knowledge of Asian culture: in education, business, government, health care, communication, public relations and international affairs.
  • CUGS in Queer Theory -- New for Fall 2024!
    • This certificate is designed to complement and enhance a student's major, as well as to prepare students for graduate studies and professional careers. It will expose students to queer theoretical approaches and teach them to apply these approaches across multiple disciplines. A certificate in queer theory will therefore appeal to students across the Rowan campus, particularly those already interested in Women's & Gender Studies programs. Students can choose courses from the bank that most appeal to their interests, developing deeper understandings of gender, sex, and sexuality, and how they play out in the world today.

3 + 3 BA/JD Program in Philosophy or World Religions 

3+3 BA/JD in Philosophy or 3+3 BA/JD in World Religions

Additional Information

For more information about our programs in Philosophy, please email