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Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy offers a BA in Philosophy that engages students in thinking about fundamental questions of life. Studies include ethics, political and social thought, logic, theory of knowledge, philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, philosophy of art and film, philosophy of law, philosophy of religions, metaphysics, feminist philosophy, philosophy and race, biomedical ethics, existentialism, postmodern thought, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of mathematics. The MA in Philosophy offers students a broad background in both the history of philosophy and contemporary thought.
The application deadline for Spring 2022 admission is November 1, 2021.
The department is now accepting applications by email. Please attach PDF files of application material and address to [email protected] For details, see our MA in Philosophy page.

why study philosophy?


it's transformative

Philosophers - literally "lovers of wisdom" - develop the general skill set for living excellent lives.


it prepares you well

Majoring in philosophy will prepare you for advanced degrees, including graduate programs and law school.


it pays

According to, the median salary for philosophy majors is $89,400 by mid-career.

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