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In the Philosophy program you will gain an understanding of the history of philosophy, philosophical issues regarding law, medicine and business, as well as the basic problems posed by diverse thinkers. You will develop analytical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills, all of which can be applied to a variety of careers.

As a Philosophy major, you will take courses in:

  • 20th century philosophy
  • Aesthetics
  • Ancient philosophy
  • Critical thinking
  • Epistemology
  • Feminist philosophies
  • Medieval philosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of law
  • Postmodernism
  • Symbolic logic
  • Topics in African, Asian and Latin American philosophy
World-renowned philosophers visit Chicago regularly, giving you opportunities to attend lectures and symposiums focusing on a variety of philosophical issues.

Internship Possibilities


What can you do with this degree?

  • Education
  • Ethics research
  • Human resources
  • Law
  • Legislation
  • Management
  • Market research
  • Politics
  • Public policy
  • Research
  • Writing