Philosophy, B.A.

This program is offered by the Philosophy Department

Program Description

The study of philosophy develops many skills, such as critical thinking; clear written communication on complex topics; reasoning and argumentation; consideration of many perspectives on a single subject; and consideration of ethics and values in public and private spheres.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe theories, principles, and concepts representing a wide range of the history of philosophy.
  2. Apply philosophical theories, principles, and concepts to novel scenarios
  3. Analyze philosophical arguments logically and critically
  4. Defend views on philosophical issues with clear and well-reasoned arguments

Student Testimonials

Majoring in Philosophy has broadened my understanding of ethics and Asian cultures, and has improved my writing and thinking. The knowledge gained in the program has helped me to be a better HR professional.
–Sidra Soomro, Class of 2014

But for the incredible support of the philosophy department's faculty, I never would have made it into law school. And the skills they helped me develop through my studies allowed me to excel once I was there.
–Rob Brownell, Class of 2018