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Programs of Study

Examine the principles of human knowledge and conduct

Philosophy affords students a theoretical and practical grasp of the ethical questions that are at the forefront of concern in today's pluralistic society. Delving into questions concerning the very nature of good and evil, the philosophy student probes the basis of ethical judgment and subjects ethical criteria to critical evaluation.

Philosophy is an indispensable part of any liberal arts curriculum because it enhances a student's ability to perceive the relationships among the various fields of study. 

To learn more, download the department's goals and learning objectives.

The Philosophy Department also offers its eligible majors an opportunity to complete their degree programs with departmental honors by writing an Honors Thesis in their senior year.  For more information on eligibility and requirements for writing the Honors Thesis, click here.  You may also wish to take a look at the theses past seniors have written

The Philosophy Department expects all of its students to conform to the highest standards of intellectual integrity. For questions on academic dishonesty, refer to the departmental policy on plagiarism.