9full-time faculty
7part-time faculty
25-30average class size

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (general or religious studies emphasis)
  • Philosophy Minor

Affiliated Programs and Centers

The value of an Arts and Sciences education at URI


“Study of philosophy helped mold my values and critical thinking skills, promoting an ability to work with clients in a variety of situations and settings.”
Leland Newman, ’15

Our Mission

We aim to provide undergraduate majors with a superb education in Philosophy that will provide a solid basis for post-graduate study or professional life; to make a significant contribution to URI’s General Education program; to foster interdepartmental and intercollegiate collaboration by engaging in interdisciplinary teaching and research projects; and to encourage outreach by faculty to the extramural community as public intellectuals.