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.

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

  • Some of our faculty
    • Christopher Callaway

      Associate Professor of Philosophy, Director of Honors Program

      PhD, Saint Louis University
      MA, Baylor University
      MDiv, Samford University
      BA, Auburn University

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    • Sr. Patricia Flynn, RSM ’74

      Assistant Professor of Philosophy

      PhD, Georgetown University
      MA, The Catholic University of America
      BA, Saint Joseph’s College

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    • Walter D. Ludwig, III

      Associate Professor of Philosophy, Chair of Philosophy Department

      PhD, The Catholic University of America
      MA, The Catholic University of America
      BA, Pennsylvania State University

      Learn more about Walter

    Christopher Callaway

    Associate Professor of Philosophy, Director of Honors Program

    PhD, Saint Louis University
    MA, Baylor University
    MDiv, Samford University
    BA, Auburn University

    Learn more about Chris

    Sr. Patricia Flynn, RSM ’74

    Assistant Professor of Philosophy

    PhD, Georgetown University
    MA, The Catholic University of America
    BA, Saint Joseph’s College

    Learn more about Sr. Patricia

    Walter D. Ludwig, III

    Associate Professor of Philosophy, Chair of Philosophy Department

    PhD, The Catholic University of America
    MA, The Catholic University of America
    BA, Pennsylvania State University

    Learn more about Walter

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  • 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.