Do you ever question what is right and what is wrong?
Do you ever wonder about the nature of the universe?
Do you ever discuss with friends the purpose of humankind?
If you answered yes, then Philosophy could be the major for you!
Philosophy, the oldest and most basic of the liberal arts disciplines, continues to provide the broad intellectual foundation essential to assuming leadership roles within a quickly changing society.
With a degree or minor in Philosophy you’ll be able to:
• Explore the relation of the individual to society and community (there is no "me" without all of "you")
• Investigate the ultimate questions regarding who we are and the nature of reality
• Make your thoughts more clear, precise, and rigorous
• Develop a life-long commitment to self-improvement
• Become more sensitive to moral and aesthetic issues
2012-2013 Program Catalog - Major/Minor Requirements
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
Students must complete at least 32 philosophy credit hours. In addition, students must complete a minimum of 6 semester hours of a single foreign language.
A minor in philosophy is also offered.
Philosophy, in tandem with a major in a narrower professional field, will serve you well as career advancement comes to require flexibility of mind, and insight into the essentials of a situation, as well as technical skills. A major in philosophy serves as a most appropriate pathway to law school, divinity school and various graduate programs in management and administration, as well as the graduate study of philosophy itself.
Meet the Faculty
Kevin Zanelotti, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Carnegie Hall 105