Philosophy students speaking

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.

After Graduation

Trained in responsible, independent thought and action, our philosophy graduates are using their skills in the following careers.

Potential Careers
Business Ethics
Computing Theory
Success Stories

Success Stories

I had several professors who were willing to take the time to help me understand a difficult topic and I am extremely grateful for their help. Andrew Hanson, 2014 Graduate