Undergraduates in Philosophy

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophy combines a rigorous education in Philosophy with opportunities for interdisciplinary integration and connection with the arts, literature and sciences.

Philosophy engages life's deepest and most persistent questions:

  • What is the nature of the Good Life?
  • Why do we believe what we believe?
  • How do we know what we know?
  • What is the nature of the self, its connection with the world and society?
  • What are the foundations of Justice?

Reasons to pursue the BA in Philosophy:

Economic Success:

The degree in Philosophy provides graduates with skills and attributes that are highly sought after today:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Collaboration

Moreover, Philosophy majors acquire superior preparation for admission to graduate and professional schools (including medical school) as measured by graduate examinations such as the GRE (graduate school), LSAT (law) and MCAT (medical).

Personal Growth:

Philosophy graduates hone their ability to think analytically, question received wisdom, reevaluate even deeply held beliefs, and cultivate what is best in one's character.

You will gain invaluable tools for determining what constitutes the Good Life and how to pursue it (including finding a worthwhile career!).

What can I do with a major in Philosophy?