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Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies is a diverse department of award-winning and internationally recognized scholar-teachers. The Department is home to:


 Philosophy Programs Religious Studies Programs Florida Blue Ethics Center


The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies also supports the UNF Ethics Bowl team, which is open to students in any major, and serves as the host for the First Coast High School Ethics Bowl and the UNF Ethics Academy.


Also, check out our scholarships available to students (in any major) who are engaged in projects related to Ethics.  


UNF Philosophy and Religious Studies majors/minors are regularly featured in

Pandion: The Osprey Journal of Research and Ideas

Upcoming Events

Spring 2024 Event Calendar


Tues 1/16 10:30am – noon REL Coffee and Doughnuts 57/3510

Wed 1/17 6:30pm Philosophy Slam: Dr. Jenni Lieberman, Sahara Café: Technology and Evil

Tues 1/30 1:15-2:00 Pizza Party 2/2219


Sat 2/3 High School Ethics Bowl volunteers needed! Contact Dr. Matheson for more info.

Wed 2/7 12:30 Grad School Workshop See Canvas invitation for Zoom link

Tues 2/13 REL Coffee and Doughnuts 57/3510

Wed 2/21 6:30pm Philosophy Slam: Dr. Dennis LoRusso, Sahara Café: Should Religion Be Allowed in the Workplace?


Sat 3/2 North Florida Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Mon 3/4 REL Lecture, Nicole Kirk “Department Store Religion”

Wed 3/6 6:30pm Philosophy Slam: John Reis, Sahara Café: First Amendment and Free Speech: Freedom for the Thought We Hate?

Thurs 3/28 12:15 – 1:15 Pizza Party 2/2219


Wed 4/3 6:30pm Philosophy Slam: Dr. Heather Pease, Sahara Café: Altruism: Mission Impossible?

Fri/Sat 4/5-6 Inquiry: Philosophical Perspectives Conference

Tues 4/9 REL Coffee and Doughnuts 57/3510

Fri 5/3 10-11am Graduation Celebration 57/3510



Thinking about summer? Consider participating in the UNF Ethics Academy -- student internships are available!


Students: join our Canvas program page for regular updates, announcements, events, and a copy of our seasonal newsletter. Also consider joining the UNF Philosophy Forum, a student RSO dedicated to philosophical conversation.

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