The Program

The Program

The program develops analytical, critical, and oral and written communication skills, an excellent preparation for professional and other careers. Individuals acquire these skills partly because the courses involve in-class discussion and require the writing of numerous philosophical papers. Courses in Logic involve frequent exercises.

Along with required courses in history of western philosophy, contemporary philosophy, Asian philosophy, moral and political philosophy, philosophy of science and logic, you can explore a variety of electives in the above subjects such as applied ethics, philosophies of happiness and flourishing, and more.

Students who major in philosophy typically teach at the college or university level, or continue their education at professional schools, such as schools of law and medicine; or in graduate programs in the humanities and social sciences. Our program also has an exceptional record of graduates being accepted to masters, doctoral and law school programs.    


Major Requirements

The Philosophy major provides its students with the opportunity to engage in critical as well as constructive dialogue with the greatest thinkers in both the Eastern and Western traditions.  See all the philosophy B.A. requirements in the catalog

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Minors in Philosophy

The Philosophy Minor is currently under revision.  If you are interested in obtaining a minor in Philosophy, please contact Dr. Benjamin Shaeffer at for advising.