About the B.A. in Philosophy
- Preparation for graduate school
- Preparation for teaching
- Preparation for careers in law, journalism, and more
- Opportunities to study abroad at some of the top universities in the world
Philosophy—the pursuit of wisdom—traditionally has been a steppingstone to graduate school and teaching at the college level. A major in Philosophy is also an asset for graduate work in law, journalism, diplomacy, civil service and management.
Students study methods of philosophical inquiry, the nature of knowledge, theories of reality and human nature, freedom and determinism, and the status of values.
The Philosophy degree offers a balanced introduction to philosophy as both a theoretical and applied discipline. Effort is made to show the relationships of philosophical thought to art, education, history, literature, mathematics, religion, science, and current events.
Minor in Religion: A Religion minor offers an opportunity for academic study as well as personal exploration of religion. The minor is based on a widely accepted, two-fold definition of religion: “religion” as an organized belief, practice or institution, and “religion” as ultimate concern, which is the fundamental basis of all reality, giving meaning to life out of personal conviction and commitment.