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Welcome to the philosophy major at the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Philosophy fosters a critical attitude that combines open-mindedness and a tough-minded search for truth. Leaders in law, business, and other fields attest to the value of studying philosophy. Students of the subject enjoy an edge: they know how to identify key assumptions and argue rationally for their positions. Studying philosophy prepares students for success in any vocation in which attention to logic and critical thinking are important.

Come join the conversation with Plato, Hume, Kant, and contemporary philosophers, and experience the exciting possibilities that open up.


David McNaron, Ph.D.
Department of History and Political Science
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Why Choose This Major?

Graduates of the philosophy program at the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences will be able to:

  • distinguish philosophical from non-philosophical forms of inquiry
  • explain important debates in the history of philosophy
  • critically evaluate arguments for philosophical positions

Click here to learn about career opportunities for graduates of this program.

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