Philosophy majors are critically reflecting on the traditions we inherit, the values we embody, our efforts to understand ourselves and the world we live in, and the elements of a good life. They are rigorously questioning, and working to improve, the social institutions we inhabit and the methods we use to understand and evaluate those institutions. Philosophy majors are humanizing the life sciences: understanding their goals, respecting their patients, assessing their methods.
After graduating, Philosophy alumni are winning prestigious scholarships like the Rhodes and the Truman. They are surging into graduate and professional schools in Law, Medicine, Philosophy, and beyond. They are arguing cases before the US Supreme Court, teaching the next generation, and advocating for the disadvantaged. Philosophy alumni are entrepreneurs and employees whose integrity and critical thinking skills earn the trust and respect of colleagues and competitors.
Choose from these major concentrations:
The certificate in ethics prepares students for ethical leadership roles in whatever field they enter. The program will train students in modes of ethical reasoning and in how to apply their ethical reasoning skills in the workplace and in daily life. The certificate provides graduates with a credential indicating their preparation for ethics compliance and other modes of demonstrating ethical practice in the professions. The program is also of benefit to students with personal and/or intellectual interests in the study of ethics and moral reasoning.
A series of one-day, one-credit classes offered on the Health Sciences Campus. Open to undergraduates and graduates. Classes count toward your degree.