Philosophy, B.A./B.S.

Examine the big questions.

What is the difference between right and wrong? How do we get our knowledge? Do humans have free will? What defines reality?

As a philosophy major, you will explore these and other fundamental questions surrounding the nature of human life, reality and society. You will study the writings of famous philosophers, like Plato and Aristotle, and learn how to think critically and analytically about complex global issues related to politics, justice, professional ethics, the environment, science and other topics.

This program could be a good fit if you:

  • Are inquisitive by nature
  • Curious about the world around you
  • Are a creative problem solver
  • Enjoy an intellectual challenge
  • Have strong reading and writing skills

With this degree, you may become a/an:

  • Teacher
  • Academic researcher or administrator
  • Government official
  • Political campaign manager
  • Employee at a governmental agency or nongovernmental organization (NGO)
  • Professor (with additional education)
  • Lawyer (with additional education)
  • Business person
  • Human resources coordinator
  • Marketing specialist
  • Sales person
  • Consultant
  • Journalist
  • Editor
  • Manager
  • Public relations specialist
  • Freelance writer
  • Peace Corp volunteer
  • A member of the clergy
  • Art director

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