The Philosophy Program explores the fundamental problems of knowledge, truth and reason, the nature of reality, existence, meaning, and value, ethical conduct, and aesthetic phenomena. It develops the analytical, critical, and communication skills applicable to a wide range of disciplines in the Arts, Humanities, Sciences, and Professional Degree Programs. It encourages self-discovery and responsible, effective civic engagement.
The Philosophy Program provides practical training for a wide range of careers including philosophy, religion, law and public service.
Students may pursue a major in the History of Philosophy of a minor in Philosophy. The Program also works closely with other Divisions and Professional Degree Programs to enable students to pursue a second major or a minor in philosophy to support their career objectives.