Philosophy Major

The study of philosophy develops analytical, critical and interpretive abilities, cultivating your capacity for reflection and self-expression. It further enhances your ability to apply philosophical methods to intellectual problems across academic fields of study. Students pursuing our major in Philosophy critically study the abiding questions facing humankind: What is the nature of God? Why be moral? Is there an afterlife? What is beauty? What is truth? What is justice? What does it mean to know? Students in the Philosophy major develop a comprehensive knowledge of the history of philosophy and the representative philosophical problems and issues of the discipline.

Careers in Philosophy

Philosophy provides a solid foundation for students planning careers in medicine, law, education and business. Philosophy also prepares the top performers in graduate school, on the Law School Aptitude Test (LSAT) and the Medical College Aptitude Test (MCAT).

You will find philosophers in the following careers:

  • Professor
  • Actor
  • Comedian
  • Religious leader
  • Civil rights leader
  • Politician
  • TV personality
  • Teacher
  • Public service employee
  • Writer
  • Public Relations


Professionalism is...


"Professionalism to me is being accountable, reliable, and hard working. With those three skills and a solid knowledge base, success will follow."

Chris Gause,

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