The study of philosophy is an essential part of a comprehensive liberal education. The UMass Lowell Philosophy program provides such an education by linking the areas of humanities and sciences. Its courses appeal to majors and non-majors alike by intersecting with many other disciplines, including natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, and liberal arts. The program extends knowledge of the philosophical traditions of the world as well as develops skills in problem solving and critical analytical abilities. The students who explore philosophy become familiar with the universal ideas of human thought and learns to apply them to the understanding of contemporary and future problems. Upon the completion of the Philosophy major, graduates will be able to enter careers in media communication, education, scientific research, business, law, politics, and other areas. They will also be prepared to continue their education in graduate schools in liberal arts, sciences, social studies, and law.
Requirements of the Major
Semester by Semester Program of Study - Philosophy
Communications & Critical Thinking Option