Philosophy Major

Philosophy—literally, “love of wisdom”—engages the enduring questions of Western culture: What is Truth? What are our obligations to other people? What is Reality? How should we decide among different solutions to these problems? Raising and assessing critically influential answers to such questions is fundamental to all courses in philosophy. Philosophy courses help students develop their own perspectives on these topics while sharpening critical thinking skills. Philosophy students often compliment their coursework in philosophy with an additional major. Some career choices Philosophy majors and minors pursue include law, medicine, theology, writing, and teaching.