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Become a diverse thinker

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 also develop analytical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills while analyzing both the humanistic and technical features of philosophy.

Regardless of your career goals, a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy will provide you with excellent tools and skills in critical thinking, analyzing content from various perspectives, and verbal and written communication. You will learn to form arguments and take a position on an issue.

In addition to a variety of combined degree programs, we offer the 3+3 BA/JD, which allows high-achieving first-year undergraduate students to be admitted simultaneously to the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LAS) and the College of Law (LAW). You’ll complete your first three years in LAS and your final three years in LAW.



  • Ethical Theories
  • Philosophy and Modern Society
  • Philosophy, Conflict and Peace
  • Business Ethics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Basic/Symbolic Logic
  • Aesthetics
  • Survey of Political Philosophy

Career Options

Common Career Areas

  • Ethics
  • Law
  • Social service
  • Political work
  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Public policy
  • Writing
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of Philosophy graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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