Philosophy, BA

Students in the Philosophy major investigate the enduring questions facing humanity: What is the human being? How ought we to live? What is our relationship to the world around us and the transcendent? Philosophy also encourages students to be reflective. It asks students to critically evaluate their personal beliefs about self, communities and the world at large in light of varied intellectual traditions. Majors take three required classes and seven electives which allow students to develop interests in areas including the History of Philosophy; Social, Political and Legal Philosophy; Ethics and Values; and Philosophy of Science and Mind.