Our Philosophy Department prepares students in critical thinking, ethical decision-making, and philosophical reflection. Students majoring in Philosophy will be versed in the history of ideas. The study of Philosophy encourages the use of critical reasoning in order to understand our role in the world today and to articulate a path for leading meaningful and thoughtful lives. The Philosophy major is a perfect preparation for graduate study in a variety of disciplines within the humanities. A minor in Philosophy is a complement to any major track of study, including business, communication, environmental studies, women’s studies, education, health care, and law. With a degree in Philosophy, students are ready to read and write complex theoretical analyses of ideas most relative to living a good life and creating a world worth living in.

It is recommended that Philosophy majors and minors take the following two introductory Philosophy courses in their sequence:
PHL 120 The Philosophy of Human Nature
PHL 130 Ethics in the Modern World