Crossing disciplines and cultures, the Philosophy bachelor's degree program at Wells will take you on a journey designed to deepen your understanding of self and the world around you. You'll explore a wide range of topics, working in small classes at a private liberal arts college with professors who are both noted scholars and dedicated mentors. You even have the flexibility to design a course of study that fits with your career goals and interests. In addition to the Philosophy major, we also offer a minor in Philosophy & Religion.
If you’re looking for interesting class discussions and an open, collaborative learning environment with a shared commitment to discovery and truth, consider the Philosophy bachelor’s degree program at Wells College.
Our undergraduate Philosophy major explores diverse topics that are relevant in the culture and the world today, engaging you in conversations about basic questions of human existence that will help you develop and sharpen your critical thinking and logic. At Wells, you can also craft your own philosophy major, helping to design your program and thesis experience.
Emphasizing problem-solving, methods for resolving conflicting positions, and cultivation of the moral imagination and expansion of human sympathies, the Philosophy bachelor’s degree program prepares you for a variety of careers that call for clear, rigorous, creative, and humane analysis and judgment.
As a philosophy major at Wells, you’ll find a variety of exciting opportunities to apply your learning in the real world, through internships, working with professors on research projects, study abroad programs, and more.
Gain valuable career experience as you apply lessons learned in logic, ethics, and rhetoric to a professional framework. Here are a few of the internships held by philosophy bachelor’s degree students in recent years:
Want to take your undergraduate philosophy education overseas? Learn more about study abroad programs at Wells.
Explore your understanding of philosophy and learn to apply it with your classmates by becoming involved in activities at our scenic lakeside campus in Aurora, New York. Below are just a few clubs that might match your interests:
If you’re interested in studying philosophy, you might also consider a minor in programs such as:
Our liberal arts bachelor’s degree program in Philosophy gives you the background knowledge to study a lot of different areas—knowledge that you can in turn apply to a variety of careers. Our philosophy majors have gone on to pursue graduate programs and successful careers in fields including law, social work, psychology, and creative writing, just to name a few.
Professor Brad Frazier is the author of Rorty and Kierkegaard on Irony and Moral Commitment: Philosophical and Theological Connections. He has also published essays in Philosophy and Social Criticism, Journal of Religious Ethics, International Philosophical Quarterly, History of Philosophy Quarterly, and The Daily Show and Philosophy.
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