B.A. Philosophy

Bachelor of Arts


Explore the fundamental questions of humanity while developing your skills in logic, reasoning, problem solving, and decision making.

About the Major

Do you enjoy the challenge of grappling with issues that have been studied by the world’s greatest thinkers? Are you interested in exploring concepts such as happiness, freedom, justice, morality, ethics, and consciousness? Philosophy might be the right major for you! 

A B.A. in Philosophy will help you build marketable communication, logic, and reasoning skills. More and more employers are looking for Philosophy graduates for their ability to think and act on the spot, identify key problems, find solutions, and communicate with their teammates.  

Areas of Study

General Track

The general track will give you a solid foundation in philosophy. It is a great option if you are planning to pursue graduate studies or apply to law school. You'll take more courses in logic and language, taking you deeper into applying logic and philosophy in topics surrounding mathematics, economics, decision making, and game theory.

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Ethics Track

Delve into philosophical issues of ethics and morality. The ethics track is a great choice if you are interested in pursuing graduate studies in this area or applying to law school. You'll take additional course work in ethics and value theory, exploring ethical issues in areas such as business, medicine, law, and the environment.

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Required Minor

You are required to complete a minor (or dual major) with this program. We encourage you to look for departments with courses that complement the skills you learn here in Philosophy. Some areas of interest you may look into include business, marketing, political science, law, environmental science, and more.

Career Pathways

Thinking logically, solving problems, and communicating with others are some of the top skills that employers are looking for today. Consider some of the following potential jobs as you pursue your Philosophy degree:

  • Business administrator
  • Attorney
  • Healthcare practitioner
  • Ethics officer
  • Corporate mediator
  • Lawyer
  • Politician
  • Entrepreneur