History and Philosophy

At UT Dallas, the study of history and philosophy are closely linked. Historical study aims to understand the societies, institutions, events, and thought of people in the past. Philosophy aims to understand problems of knowledge, ethics, metaphysics, the basis of social and political life, and the ways in which traditions of thought in the past have shaped the understanding of those philosophical problems. We currently offer two undergraduate majors: History, which incorporates philosophy requirements into the study of History; and Philosophy, which includes requirements in the history of philosophy.

Undergraduate Programs:

Graduate Programs:

Widely diverse in backgrounds and interests, the History and Philosophy faculty frequently employ approaches that mesh the several disciplines of the School as classes explore specific academic areas from a broad scholarly perspective.

What can I do with a major in History?

What can I do with a major in Philosophy?

Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society:

Students are also eligible to apply for membership in the Alpha Mu Iota chapter of Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society at UT Dallas.

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