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The study of philosophy helps students deepen their understanding of themselves and society as well as widen their perspective on the beliefs and values of others.

Our undergraduate programs offer a Philosophy major along with minors in Philosophy, Applied Philosophy, Healthcare Ethics and Policy and Religious Studies.

Philosophy is considered a good major for students interested in business, education, government, the non-profit sector, technical writing, the health professions (administrators or practitioners), ethics consulting, the law or theology because our courses promote the ability to:

  • Think and communicate clearly
  • Organize ideas and issues
  • Articulate and solve problems
  • Assess the pros and cons of issues
  • Analyze complex data

A number of Philosophy (PHI) and Religious Studies (REL) courses satisfy general education requirements.