Philosophy

Course Overview

As a philosophy student, you’ll explore questions such as, “What is reality?” “What is the nature of consciousness?” and “What is the meaning of life?” – the types of questions that not only prepare you for a career, but make you a better thinker.

  • Put your mind through its paces by analyzing concepts, critically evaluating others’ views, and providing sound arguments for what you believe.
  • Learn from full-time philosophy faculty, not graduate students.
  • Your upper level classes have fewer than 20 students, and some fewer than 10 students.
  • Perform well on graduate entrance tests like the GRE, LSAT, MCAT and GMAT, and succeed in law school and other graduate study.

Course Examples by Year

Fr

Mind, Meaning, and Morality
Philosophy One: The Meaning of Life

So

Critical Reasoning
Environmental Philosophy
Moral Problems

Jr

Ethical Theory
Existentialism
Free Will and Moral Responsibility
Introduction to Epistemology
Introduction to Philosophy of Law
Political Philosophy
Philosophy of Mind
Symbolic Logic I

Sr

Advanced Issues in Epistemology
Advanced Issues in Philosophy of Law
Ancient Philosophy
History of Modern Philosophy
Philosophy of Law and Economics
Seminar in Political Philosophy
Seminar in Value Theory

Where Graduates Go

Recent Philosophy grads have careers in fields including law, public affairs, business, education and medicine. Other graduates pursue master’s and doctoral degrees in law, business, philosophy, cognitive science, psychology, English, religion, and political science at top graduate schools across the country.