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Philosophy Department

Engage in an Examined Life - Philosophy

 

As a philosophy student, you’ll contemplate and debate fundamental questions that have intrigued humanity for centuries. What is the nature of human happiness? Can the claims of science and religion coincide? How can we tell truth from opinion? How can we tell right from wrong? How does science relate to other kinds of knowledge? What does it mean to say that something is beautiful? Such questions connect philosophy today to its ancient origins.

Our philosophy program centers on the history of philosophy and the application of philosophical analysis to contemporary issues. You’ll develop the skills of conceptual analysis, clarity of self-expression and rigor in argumentation necessary for the creative thinking that all employers value.

The Department of Philosophy offers the following programs:

» B.A. in Philosophy

» Minor in Philosophy

Philosophy majors can also enter the Scholar Teacher Education Program in the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education.