What is Philosophy?

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. Additionally, a major or minor in philosophy serves to balance the increasingly narrow specialization typical of many of today’s majors in professional areas.  


In tandem with another major, a philosophy major offers invaluable skills that are empirically proven to increase your argumentation and reasoning abilities.  Since a philosophy major requires 32 credit hours in philosophy, combining a philosophy major with another major is quite easy to do.


A major in philosophy serves as an excellent pathway to law school, divinity school and various graduate programs in management and administration, as well as the graduate study of philosophy itself.