Program Facts

  • Students learn to think critically, question key assumptions and construct critical responses based on sound reasoning
  • Students develop effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively
  • As students continually put their critical thinking skills to the test, they are better prepared for future leadership roles in their professions of Law, Medicine, Health Care, Business, Education, etc.
  • Instructors encourage and require question-asking
  • Students are given significant control over course electives to meet the major requirement
  • Major culminates with a senior seminar-students are challenged to prove their philosophical expertise by collaborating with faculty and other students in reading texts and in developing,  articulating, and defending a philosophical position
  • The philosophy major makes a great double major, as it has a relatively low credit requirement
  • Students can tailor their Philosophy minor to the majors they are pursuing (ethics classes for Health Science majors)
  • Lays the groundwork for further philosophy studies in graduate school

Program Requirements
Major: 36 credits
Minor: 20 credits

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