The study of philosophy helps students to think critically, to understand and appreciate the contributions of the Western philosophical tradition, and to make reasonable decisions relevant to the problems of contemporary life. Given the rigorous training it provides in argumentation and critical reasoning, the philosophy major prepares students for excellence in a wide range of fields.
The Philosophy Department provides its students with high quality education in Western philosophy, offering a broad range of courses while emphasizing the techniques and concerns of the Anglo-American analytic tradition.Read more about the philosophy program
The Department of Philosophy offers a broad range of courses. All emphasize precise use of language, attention to the logical structure of arguments, and sensitivity to appropriate evidence.View the course list
Philosophy graduates have secured a variety of careers, ranging from law to medicine and from investment banking to teaching.Learn more about the career outlook for philosophy graduates