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Philosophy, BA2018-08-20T16:59:57+00:00

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Overview

The major in philosophy enables you to think critically, ask essential questions, and discover fundamental truths about human life and existence.

Philosophy is the study of fundamental issues such as reality, existence, and values. As philosophy majors, students will study philosophical issues in their historical contexts. Students majoring in philosophy often choose a double major in English, history, psychology, science, sociology, or theology.

At a Glance

  • Particularly strong in the area of history of philosophy and ethics, both of which grapple with enduring questions of human life.
  • Ease of combining the major with a professional major, enabling students to incorporate greater critical thinking and writing in such careers as business and medicine.

CURRICULUM

Philosophy course highlights include human nature and ethics, metaphysics, philosophy of knowledge, and the moral self. Additionally, the philosophy major includes two semesters of foreign language study and requires the additional completion of a 20-credit minor in another academic field.

minor in philosophy is available and requires students to take a 4-credit course in philosophy and ethics and 16 credits in electives.

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Meet Our Faculty

SOME OF OUR FACULTY

Christopher Callaway
Christopher CallawayAssociate Professor of Philosophy, Director of Honors Program
PhD, Saint Louis University
MA, Baylor University
MDiv, Samford University
BA, Auburn University
Sr. Patricia Flynn, RSM '74
Sr. Patricia Flynn, RSM '74Assistant Professor of Philosophy
PhD, Georgetown University
MA, The Catholic University of America
BA, Saint Joseph’s College
Walter D. Ludwig, III
Walter D. Ludwig, IIIAssociate Professor of Philosophy, Chair of Philosophy Department
PhD, The Catholic University of America
MA, The Catholic University of America
BA, Pennsylvania State University

CAREER MOVES

The degree program will prepare students for entry into many different occupations and is particularly suited to careers in teaching, law, government, foreign services, and politics.
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