Why study philosophy?
Philosophy courses strengthen students’ abilities to think, speak, and write critically, analytically, and creatively.
By strengthening these skills, philosophy prepares students for many careers, including careers in law, politics, business, journalism, bioethics, environmental policy, the tech industry, education, and more. Philosophy majors and minors excel on advanced standardized tests such as the GRE, LSAT, and GMAT, which improves their chances of getting into top graduate programs and law schools.
Philosophy courses expose students to some of life’s most persistent and important questions. They are designed to appeal to a variety of student interests and concerns. Non-majors gain a richer education and preparation for work and life.
In addition to the general Philosophy Major or Minor, we offer a specialized Major in Ethics and Political Philosophy, as well as specialized Minors in Ethics, Political Philosophy, and Philosophy of Science. The department also contributes to interdisciplinary majors and minors such as the Environmental Studies and Sustainability Major, the Law, Ethics and Society Minor, and the Social Justice Major.