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Philosophy

Are you, like us, always asking – Why? In philosophy classes we explore challenging questions and articulate answers that are based on reasoning and logic. We think deeply about fascinating ideas including: What should I do? What is the relationship between the mind and the world? What is art? What is knowledge? What exists?

You may also be considering this question: Why study philosophy? In addition to being an endlessly fascinating topic, the average salary of philosophy graduates in the USA is now higher than any other major in the social sciences or humanities (see Payscale.com). The explanation for this practical, economic power is that philosophy doesn’t train you for one profession – it does something more effective for our fluctuating knowledge-economy – it gives you powerful transferrable skills that pay off in a variety of professions. These valuable skills include: mental dexterity, problem solving, creative thinking, precise conceptual analysis and the ability to quickly learn new ideas and modes of thinking.

Career Opportunities

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Undergraduate Programs

BA in Philosophy

The Philosophy major requires a minimum of 120 semester hours of coursework for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 3.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 semester hours may be required depending upon the major field.

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Minor in Philosophy

The Philosophy Minor is an eighteen-credit program available to undergraduate students from any major. Students will take a combination of introductory and elective courses in Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, Logic, and more.

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