Philosophy

What you'll study.

Critical examinations of basic assumptions about human beings and the world in which we live. Controversial questions about what is real, knowable, and ethical. The history of ideas. Logically rigorous arguments. Majors and minors.

What you'll do.

Refine your skills in argumentation. Debate philosophical views and defend justifiable ones. Take strategic partnerships that place you at the center of social justice issues. Do summer research. Study abroad. Philosophy experience opportunities.

Where you'll go.

Law. Public policy. Business. Medicine. Teaching. The critical and conceptual skills you obtain through your philosophy training will prepare you for advanced study and work in a broad range of fields. Your ability to tackle difficult material with clarity and maturity of judgment will be recognized by employers and graduate schools. Potential career paths.

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