Bachelor of Arts or Minor
A philosophy degree can benefit undergraduate students who are:
- Seeking strong liberal arts education.
- Preparing to graduate school in professions such as medicine, law, education, theology and other careers.
- Hoping to pursue graduate work in philosophy.
Students who study philosophy develop important skills and methods of approaching problems that are applicable in many future endeavors.
A philosophy major is valuable to all who question the reasons for things as they are, to those who seek a deeper understanding of what they are doing and their purpose for doing it, and to those who recognize the validity of Socrates' assertion that the "unexamined life is not worth living."
Undergraduate students may earn a bachelor of arts degree while majoring in philosophy or can add a minor in philosophy while pursuing another academic area. Additionally, students may choose an option in Communications and Critical Thinking (C&CT), which is an interdisciplinary program offering an array of courses focusing on key communication skills necessary for today's job market. We also offer a concentration in Philosophy and Religious Studies, for those students who want a course of study providing a grounding in the study of religion and world religious traditions.