Part of the Conversation

Debates that begin in the classroom continue throughout your career.

A major or minor in philosophy represents the finest tradition in university education and will be of lasting value in any vocation prizing that tradition, e.g., law, government, health services, psychology, physics, mathematics and fine arts.


Philosophy: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
A degree in philosophy gives you a strong liberal arts background, along with critical and independent thinking skills valued by many employers. Many students choose philosophy to build a solid foundation for law school.

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Four-Year Program Guides

The Classroom & Beyond

  • The Friends of Wisdom is a student organization that welcomes all students with an interest in philosophy. Friends of Wisdom meetings involve lively discussion of selected topics, current events and other matters of interest.

  • The long-range value of philosophical study goes far beyond its contribution to one's livelihood. Philosophy broadens the range of things one can understand and enjoy. It can give one self-knowledge, foresight, and a sense of direction in life.

  • Explore how a philosophy major is linked to success in graduate school and your career.