There’s nothing that trains the mind like studying the major themes of human existence and knowledge that philosophers have grappled with for centuries.
The philosophy major provides a comprehensive survey of the major figures and themes in the history of philosophy and opportunities to explore specific topics in depth. Students grow in their ability to reason logically, problem-solve, and clearly explain their ideas.
A background in philosophy is an excellent preparation for a variety of career and vocational pursuits, including teaching/education, theology, law, different forms of Christian ministry/service, publishing, writing and editing, and healthcare.
High School Preparation
High school courses that will provide good preparation for the philosophy major include Comparative Government and Politics, English Literature, European and World History, Computer Science, Philosophy, and Trigonometry.
Enhance Your Experience
Students majoring in philosophy sometimes pursue a second major or minor in subjects such as mathematics, psychology, English, history, or the multidisciplinary medieval and renaissance studies minor.
Philosophy minors find it supplements most any major in the liberal arts. A minor in philosophy will provide foundational problem-solving and communication skills helpful to any student's post-graduate career.