Centers & Research

Centers & Specialized Options

The Philosophy Department houses three Centers, each of which offers specialized options for study within the major:


  • Center for Religious Diversity and Public Life

The primary aim of the Center for Religious Diversity and Public Life is to foster a healthy and fruitful relationship between the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the surrounding community as it concerns religious issues and public life. View Webpage

  • Classics at UCCS

The field of Classics extends through all aspects of Greek and Roman culture from antiquity through the medieval period. The Classics Minor at UCCS is an interdisciplinary program focusing on the study of art, culture, history, literature, philosophy, religion, theatre and women’s studies in conjunction with language training in Greek and Latin. The program aims to integrate these into a larger picture of Greco-Roman culture and, from this perspective, to deepen our understanding of our own. View Webpage

  • Center for Legal Studies

The Center for Legal Studies coordinates the pre-law minor and organizes programs and events for students considering a legal career. View Webpage

The Philosophy Department offers options in areas of philosophy that focus on particular fields of study, including Religion and Classics; Justice and Global Society; Cognition, Science, Phenomenology, and Linguistics; and Culture and Aesthetics. Students completing the requirements in any of the options will receive a certificate from the department recognizing their competence in a particular area. To quality for an option, the student must fulfill the requirements for the major including at least 30 hours of course work, 9 hours of which must be in the option area.