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Philosophy, B.A.

College of Arts and Sciences

Philosophy asks the big questions and helps students to think independently, reason analytically and argue persuasively.

Every profession needs people who can communicate effectively and solve problems creatively — particularly fields like law, medicine and business. Philosophy majors also typically outperform other majors on the GRE, LSAT and GMAT, making this an ideal major for those pursuing a graduate or professional degree.

Program Highlights

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    True Personalized Attention

    Keeping our class sizes small and giving each student one-on-one attention are hallmarks of our degree program.

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    Society, Ethics and Law Concentration

    Dig deeper with your philosophy degree — especially if you are pre-law or similar — with this concentration.

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    Graduate With Distinction

    Make the most of your studies by completing a research project with faculty members and graduate with distinction.

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    Beyond The Classroom

    Learn from nationally recognized visiting experts, and take advantage of opportunities outside the classroom.

What You’ll Study

Your courses focus either on the history of philosophy, or on current philosophical research, for example, in the philosophy of science, the philosophy of law, or ethics in medicine, business, or engineering. You can also pursue an internship or earn a degree with leadership distinction, which honors excellence beyond the classroom.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Management

    Directing and overseeing the activities and resources to achieve specific goals

    Project Management

    Organizing and overseeing tasks to achieve specific goals


    Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students

  • Writing

    Creating professional written content for inclusion in scholarly journal articles, books and reports

    Attention to Detail

    Being meticulous and thorough in all aspects of a task or project


    Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Lawyer
  • Doctor
  • Business

Workplace Settings

  • Corporations
  • Higher Education
  • Writing
  • Research

I loved the professors I met here. They are generous with their time and are intellectually open and curious. This program encouraged me not to be afraid to probe the obvious and squeeze something profound from it. Studying philosophy here has helped me overcome the fear of asking questions.

Grace Regnier
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