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Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Our bachelor’s degree in philosophy offers a broad overview of the discipline, along with practical skills to prepare you for your career or graduate studies.


What You’ll Learn

Liberal Education: You’ll learn the ideas of influential past and contemporary thinkers who have sought to understand the world and our experience of it. These ideas concern such topics as the nature of truth and reality, the limits of knowledge, standards of right and wrong, the experience of beauty and world religions.

Methodology: Philosophy emphasizes methods of sound practical reasoning, deductive logic and language analysis.

Application: Courses teach you to critically analyze non-philosophical disciplines. For example, Philosophy of Democracy analyzes the value assumptions behind democratic forms of government, while Medical Ethics seeks to identify and resolve dilemmas arising from conflicts between medical technology and the quality of life.


What You Can Do

Our graduates have gone on to careers in business, government, law and the military, as well as to pursue advanced degrees in a variety of disciplines.

In short, philosophy provides a set of skills that students will find useful, no matter their life paths.


Degree Information

Degree Requirements

  • 36 credit hours in philosophy major (at least 27 must be upper division)
  • Minimum grade of C in all major courses (a C- is not accepted)
  • A minor is required

Course Requirements

Declare Your Major

Contact the Philosophy Academic Advisor to schedule a meeting.

Dr. Mary Beth Willard
Philosophy Academic Advisor