Philosophy seeks to answer life's important questions. 

Who am I? What is the meaning of life?



In the classical sense, philosophy represents an ongoing inquiry into the most basic issues of human existence. Plato, for instance, viewed philosophy as the pursuit of truth, beauty and justice.  More broadly, whatever concerns people, concerns philosophy. 

General topics include:

  • Human values and morality 

  • Existence of God 

  • Law government and citizenship 

  • Social justice 

  • Nature of reality apart from what it appears to be

The University’s philosophy program prepares individuals to use ideas and theories to address real world issues in such realms as education, business, law, public policy, health care and the environment.

Philosophy courses at The University of Findlay are consciously designed to be relevant for students, regardless of the person’s occupational or career interests. This process allows students to develop their skills of comprehension, communication and reasoning.

Personal and meaningful classroom discussion and interaction are experienced through small class sizes.


All philosophy courses teach valuable skills that employers are looking for.

Students are taught to:

  • think critically, logically and clearly

  • be keen observers

  • see beyond the obvious

  • be analytical

  • organize and search for similarities and relationships

  • approach problem solving creatively

Students may select a major or minor in applied philosophy or a minor in applied ethics.  Also, individualized programs of study can be created in consultation with a faculty adviser. 

A major or minor in philosophy can easily be integrated with requirements for nearly any entry-level job; but philosophical training, particularly in its development of many transferable skills, is especially significant for its long-term benefits in career advancement. ​