Topics of Study
In this program, you will study ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. You will learn about logic, ethics, aesthetics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines. Students read about thoughts and theories of past philosophers and develop analytical and organizational skills to come to conclusions of their own. They must also be able to state their positions to their professors and peers clearly, succinctly, and with conviction.
- Training in philosophy is usually valuable in a variety of fields, such as business, computer science, public administration, education, publishing, medicine, and government.
- Specialties in this major may lead to jobs such as political scientist, attorney, writer, editor, teacher, or mediator.
- A doctoral degree is required to teach philosophy at the college level.