Contact & Location


Philosophy Department

Physical Address:
205 Administration Building
PHONE: (208) 885-6328
FAX: (208) 885-5102

Mailing Address:
Philosophy Department
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3173, 83844-3173
Moscow, ID 83844-1110

Philosophy class


The Department of Philosophy offers the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, as well as a minor in Philosophy. The Department also houses the University’s Religious Studies minor. The Philosophy major requires only 30 credits of Philosophy, plus a second area of emphasis.  In addition to offering courses the traditionally core areas of philosophy — ethics, political philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology — the department has strengths in religious studies, professional ethics, and philosophical issues in biology (bio-ethics, environmental philosophy, philosophy of biology).

Our grads have gone on to a wide variety of educational and occupational experiences. Some of the occupations held by our alumni include high school teacher, college professor (in mathematics and psychology in addition to philosophy), attorney, surveyor, real estate/insurance sales, technical writer, fiction writer, editor and retired civil service, pastor, medical doctor, homemaker, community volunteer, neuroscience researcher, and several others.