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Philosophy at VCU

The Department of Philosophy offers an undergraduate major in philosophy, as well as minors in philosophy and the philosophy of law. 

The department offers four ways to major in philosophy:
a regular Philosophy concentration
Philosophy and Science concentration
an Ethics and Public Policy concentration, and
a Philosophy and Law concentration. 



Melissa Siebert is the advisor for philosophy majors. If you have questions about course scheduling, graduation requirements, or navigating VCU, please schedule an appointment with Melissa Siebert through SSC/Navigate.


Current and Upcoming Seminar in Philosophy (PHIL 490) topic:

Spring 2021: Mind and Language, taught by Ken Akiba
View our previous seminar topics.



Donald Smith, Department Chair:; (804) 828-3191
Emma Bilski, Administrative Assistant & Webmaster:

News and Events

Fall 2020 Talks & Workshops

"Is Lockdown Right? Bioethics, Global Health, and COVID-19" with Alexander Broadbent
Thursday, November 12, 7:00pm-8:30pm (Zoom)
Open to the public
If you missed the talk, check out the recording on YouTube.

"Can robots do epidemiology without being causally woke? Causation, machine learning, and the science of population health" with Alexander Broadbent
Friday, November 13, 3:30pm-5:30pm (Zoom)
Those interested should contact Andrew Moon at