CFI Educational Opportunities

November 5, 2011

The educational programs of CFI are concentrated in the CFI Institute, founded in 1987. The Institute is the oldest continuously operating academic program of its kind in North America, the only one supported by a research organization or “think tank,” and the only program staffed with resident fellows (faculty) and a significant number of distinguished visiting fellows.

We offer study of humanist thought and practice, with special reference to secular humanism and models and methods of scientific inquiry.  Students can interact with and learn from the leading lights in the field of humanism and secularism.  See our Institute Catalogue here.

The Institute now offers courses online—visit the CFI Institute Online.

CFI cooperates with the Graduate School of Education of the University at Buffalo in offering courses for the accredited Ed.M. program in Science and the Public.


CFI also operates Camp Inquiry, a summer camp that helps youth confront the challenges of living a non-theistic/secular lifestyle in a world dominated by religious belief and pseudoscience. In 2012, Camp Inquiry will be in session from July 29 until August 4. Registration will open after the new year. For more information please visit http://www.campinquiry.org/