The Department was originally formed in 1964 as the Department of Statistics and Computer Science and remained such until 1984. We have retained that strong emphasis on computing and maintain our own state-of-the-art computing network. In addition, we have maintained the three-fold mission of teaching, research, and service.


The Philosophy Department is a member of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia. In addition to a full undergraduate program leading to an A.B., we offer both a terminal M.A. and Ph.D. The department also participates in three interdisciplinary programs, is home to the journal Ethics and the Environment, and conducts an active colloquium series.

African Studies Institute

The mission of the African Studies Institute embraces enhancement of the teaching of courses with a rich African content; initiation of new courses and degree programs in African Studies; expansion of current and the creation of new studies abroad programs; providing for and assisting student and faculty exchanges; encouraging collaboration in research opportunities in and about Africa; and developing continuing education and outreach programs between African institutions, other Georgia and US institutions, and the University of Georgia.