Department of Classics, Philosophy, & Religious Studies

Welcome to the Department of Classics, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, home to three disciplines engaged, respectively, in the study of classical languages and civilization, philosophical thought, and the scholarly study of religion. Here you will find information on our three degree programs, ClassicsPhilosophy, and Religious Studies, our faculty, and student activities. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

The department is authorized by the Commonwealth of Virginia to offer two degrees:  Classics and Philosophy/Religious Studies.

  • The Classics degree includes three major concentrations:  Latin, Classical Archaeology,  and Classical Civilization.
  • The Philosophy/Religious Studies degree program also has three separate majors supporting it:  Philosophy, Philosophy:  Pre-Law, and Religious Studies.
  • We support several minors and certificate programs, including Arabic Studies, Asian Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Contemplative Studies, and Practical Ethics.

Finally, we are home to the Leidecker Center for Asian Studies and the Khatib Program in Religion and Dialogue.

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Location  The department of Classics, Philosophy, & Religious Studies is located on the main campus of the University of Mary Washington on the second floor of Trinkle Hall (building 16 on Map 2), Suite 242.  Please visit us!

Contact Information

Joseph Romero, Professor of Classics, is Department Chair.  Trinkle 239; (540) 654-1023; jromero@umw.edu.

Cindy Toomey is Office Manager.  Trinkle 242; (540) 654-1023; ctoomey@umw.edu.

Our mailing address is The Department of Classics, Philosophy, & Religious Studies, University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.  Tel. (540) 654-1023, fax (540) 654-1080  email: cprd@mail.umw.edu

 

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The programs in Classics, Philosophy, and Religious Studies are proud to maintain institutional memberships with the following organizations:  The American Academy in Rome, the American School for Classical Studies in Athens, the Classical Association of the Middle West and Souththe Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, and the Society for Classical Studies

 

$40 for 40  We proudly celebrate our 40th year as a department, and we are trying to get 40 gifts of $40 or more to help continue our work as a department!  Your gifts support student scholarships and research, faculty development, and lectures for the community.  To give, go here!