Philosophy is a discipline which aims at cultivating thoughtful and respectful exchanges about the most important issues and values in human life. It provides arguably the best education an undergraduate can receive in careful reasoning, writing, and verbal discussion and debate. The critical inquiry which is the heart of philosophy forms not only the cornerstone of intellectual skills which will last a lifetime, it also launches students toward greater self-development, cultural awareness, and the happiness which comes from leading a more reflective life.
Alone and combined with other degrees, philosophy provides indispensable preparation for any professional field.
Majoring in philosophy offers students an opportunity for self-exploration, while also providing the necessary foundations for applying philosophy in real-world situations.
A small commitment of credit hours will help you tackle life's biggest questions. Choose from philosophy, ethics or religious studies.
Offered through the Center for Ethics and Community, the Ethics Certificate program encourages students and community members to further their ethics education.
New! Led by Prof. Chad Kautzer, we'll strive for social progress and the advancement of knowledge through research, teaching and civic participation.
Read the document that guides the Philosophy Department's self-assessment activities.