Philosophy is one of the core liberal arts programs at The University of
Our identity and reason to be derives from that recognition.
philosophy course is carefully designed to achieve the following over-arching
- To further the
University’s mission to equip students for meaningful lives and productive
- To further The
College of Liberal Art’s mission to prepare students for lives of critical
thinking, cultural awareness, and service
- To offer
students a broad-based foundation of knowledge and skills allowing them to
become life-long learners as members of a profession as well as a global
- To help students
cultivate self-knowledge, develop critical thinking skills, complement
other specializations, and strengthen career preparation
Student Success / Satisfaction
Our success is measured by the satisfaction of our students (past and present). Exit surveys show that over the past ten years nearly 100 percent of all graduates in the program feel that they made a good choice to major (or minor) in philosophy. They also agreed that it provided them with a foundation to become successful in their careers after graduation.
Nearly all philosophy courses are taught by full-time, professors who
have their doctorate degrees and a wealth of teaching experience. Friendly
faculty engage in interactive learning, lively discussions and personalized
The philosophy program is responsive to the ever-changing global society.
“Applied” philosophy and ethics apply ideas and principles to everyday
situations whether it is related to education, business, law, public policy,
health care or the environment.
Links with Other
Philosophy courses count toward graduation requirements in eleven other
programs such as religious studies, political science, and criminal justice,
just to name a few.
Individual Attention and Curriculum Flexibility
Small classes make personal and meaningful classroom discussion and
interaction possible. Program flexibility allows students to efficiently
double-major to give additional value to your degree. Students have the
opportunity to create an individualized program of study as well.
Here’s what some of our students have said:
various teaching methods used, a lot more than in any other class I have
was able to make everyone feel comfortable and feel like their opinion
opened my eyes to a lot of new things I never realized before. I now have
a better understanding and appreciate how ethics, morality and the many
other concepts we’ve learned about are very essential to everyday life and
even more so in the world of technology.
enjoyable course personally I have ever taken.
of materials to life experience.
takes an interest in people’s ideas and feelings.