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Discover Degrees and Programs in Philosophy and Religion

Employers rank critical thinking as their highest priority among skills that are increasingly important in the workforce of the future. Two-thirds of employers also identify ethics and social responsibility as increasingly important. A degree in the following programs emphasizes exactly these skills!

Students meditating at Curry College, repesenting the Philosophy Degree

Philosophy Major and Minor

Knowledge of philosophical perspectives will help students in almost any career, as they learn discipline in thinking, creativity in problem-solving, thoughtfulness in self-awareness, and a deep sense of humanity's efforts to understand its place in the universe.

A variety of religious symbols represent the Religious Studies Minor at Curry College

Religion

Do you want to gain a better understanding of yourself? Interact with people from a variety of religious and cultural backgrounds? Interested in a career involving public service? Then a minor in Religious Studies may be for you.

A student lighting a candle at Curry College, representing the Asian Studies Minor

Asian Studies

Students may obtain a minor in Asian Studies in conjunction with any major offered at the College, although it may be particularly attractive for majors in Philosophy, English, Business Management, and Politics & History.

Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Bette Manter

Bette Manter

Professor, Philosophy & Religion

Department
Philosophy and Religion

Robert Smid

Robert Smid

Assistant Professor, Philosophy & Religion

Department
Philosophy and Religion

William Barnes

William Barnes

Associate Lecturer, Philosophy and Religion

Department
Philosophy and Religion

Benjamin Chicka

Benjamin Chicka

Associate Lecturer

Department
Philosophy and Religion

Paba DeAndrado

Paba DeAndrado

Lecturer, Philosophy & Religion

Department
Philosophy and Religion

James Haag

James Haag

Associate Lecturer

Department
Philosophy and Religion

Highlights in Philosophy and Religion

On Halloween night, students were took part in a game that forced them to match their skills and wits to stay “alive.” The game was led by Dr. Rob Smid’s "The 'Walking Dead' as an Introduction to Philosophy" class.

"Walking Dead" Spotted on Curry Campus Halloween Night as Part of Philosophy Class

On Halloween night, students were took part in a game that forced them to match their skills and wits to stay “alive.” The game was led by Dr. Rob Smid’s "The 'Walking Dead' as an Introduction to Philosophy" class.
Curry College faculty and staff line the walkway to the Student Center, applauding members of the Class of 2023

Convocation Keynote Speaker Encourages Class of 2023 To Step Out of Their Comfort Zones

Embrace feeling uncomfortable. That is when you’ll learn the most about yourself and the world around you.This was the message to the incoming class of 2023 by keynote speaker and alumna Alicia Viscomi Williams ’09 Monday during the 2019 New Student Academic Convocation.
Curry College's Newest Faculty Memebers pose for a group shot

Welcome New Faculty! 2019-2020

The Curry College community welcomes our new faculty members to campus for the 2019-2020 academic year. They are enthusiastic and ready to empower our students to excel, dedicating themselves to success inside and outside the classroom.
John Fish, Hon. '19 and Curry College President Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr,

Curry College Confers Over 750 Degrees at 2019 Commencement

Curry College awarded 754 degrees during its Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 19 at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts.
Curry College Awards Day 2019

50th Annual Awards Recognition Ceremony Celebrates the Best of Curry College 2018-2019

The 50th annual Curry College Awards Recognition Ceremony was held on Friday, May 3, 2019. This special event honors Curry College students who have achieved excellence in academics, student life, the arts, and athletics, as well as recognizes Curry staff and faculty for their efforts.
Curry College students and their mentors at Dean's List Honor Reception.

Annual Dean's List Honors Reception Recognizes Exceptional Academic Achievement

On Wednesday, April 24, in a special, annual ceremony held at the Shelley I. Hoon Keith and John W. Keith Alumni House, Curry College honored the exceptional academic achievements of 87 graduating students who were named to the Dean's List each and every semester they studied at the College.
The new Curry College Learning Commons

Now Open: The Curry College Learning Commons, featuring The Science and Research Center

On January 28, the new Curry College Learning Commons, featuring the state-of-the-art Science and Research Center, opened in its first phase.
Curry College Commencement moves to the Xfinity Center

Curry College Commencement Moves to the Xfinity Center

We want to share with you that the location of this year's ceremony has changed. Based on the needs and requests from students and families in past years, and to improve everyone’s experience, we are moving our Commencement ceremony to the Xfinity Center in Mansfield.
John Murray

Scholarly Publications Feature Humanities Professors’ Recent Work

A number of publications have recently featured work by Curry's Humanities faculty.

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