The Philosophy Department aims to provide you with a systematic approach to foundational questions, an approach that stresses clarity and attention to detail. We equip students with the skills to:
Philosophical questions arise in every discipline and in every occupation. Some are the 'Big Questions' we are compelled to ask:
Other philosophical questions are not quite as grand in scope, but are important nonetheless, such as an ethical dilemma in a particular science, or the proper analysis of the evidence or cause of a central concept. Philosophy majors are well-equipped for any profession requiring creative and careful thought; many pursue graduate or professional degrees.
To graduate as a philosophy major, you must complete at least 10 courses in philosophy, including:
Five courses in philosophy, including two of 105, 106, 107, and three additional courses, at least one of which is numbered 200 or above.
For complete information on the philosophy major and minor please visit the College Catalog.