The study of Philosophy is the attempt to understand the world in as unified and general a way as possible.  Philosophers want to know what there is, how it works, how we know, how we should live, what is good, what is immoral, whether or not there is a God, and many, many other things as well—and, especially, how all these things fit together.  One reason the study of philosophy is useful is that the methodology of philosophy—careful reasoning, precise application of logic, and thorough analysis of concepts—is applicable to any subject matter whatsoever. 

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Minors Offered

Philosophy Minor

Other information

All coursework taken for the Philosophy major or minor must be completed with a grade of “C-“ or better.

Residency requirement for the Philosophy Major: only three credit hours can be transferred from another university to count towards the Philosophy Major, unless the chair agrees to additional credit transfer.


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