About the Department of Philosophy
The Department of Philosophy offers a wide range of courses at all levels -- from introductory to graduate -- in the major subject areas and various traditions of philosophy, with particular strengths in philosophical engagement with the social sciences, arts and humanities, and natural sciences. The interdisciplinary scope of most of its courses is one of the Department’s most salient features. The Department’s faculty has achieved exceptional research productivity and outstandingly high student evaluations.
The Department offers a wide range of educational programs, including its undergraduate and graduate courses. These include:
- The Philosophy major, with concentrations in Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Bioethics;
- Minor programs in Philosophy and, in collaboration with Political Science and Economics, theinterdisciplinary minor in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PP&E);
- The MA in Applied Philosophy with Concentration in Health Care Ethics;
- The undergraduate certificate in Ethics and the graduate certificates in Health Care Ethics and Diversity Literacy;
- The Philosophy Department also supports the Humanities MA and programs by offering courses that serve students in those programs and advising MA and PhD projects.
For more information about the Interdisciplinary MA in Health Care Ethics or the Health Care Ethics certificate, contact Prof. Lauren Freeman, Director of Graduate Studies.
For more information about the Diversity Literacy Certificate, contact Prof. Avery Kolers.