The philosophy major emphasizes problem-solving, methods for resolving conflicting positions, and cultivation of the moral imagination and expansion of human sympathies. It also advances understanding and appreciation of relationships between the various disciplines and fields of study. It accomplishes these goals by means of a combination of historical, analytical, and synthesizing studies. This kind of philosophical work prepares students for a variety of positions that call for clear, rigorous, creative, and humane analysis and judgment.
Available as a major. Students may also choose the minor in Philosophy and Religion.
A variety of internships allow philosophy students to get career experience during their time as students as they begin to apply the lessons learned in logic, ethics, rhetoric, and more to a professional framework. Here are a few internships held by philosophy students in recent years:
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Explore your understanding of philosophy and learn to apply it with your classmates by becoming involved in campus activities. Below are just a few clubs that might match your interests: