Philosophy (PHIL)

A major in philosophy is highly recommended not only for those who wish to pursue graduate study in philosophy but also as preparation for other careers that require the ability to think in a creative and disciplined manner about questions that are new or whose method of solution is debated, including careers in law, business, management, medicine, journalism, politics, theology, and education.

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Typical First Year Schedule

  • FYS 120 or WRIT 120 or Conversation Program
  • World Language
  • PHIL 117 or PHIL 118 or PHIL 119
  • OLE Core/Elective
  • 100- or 200-level PHIL Course
  • FYS 120 or WRIT 120 or Conversation Program
  • World Language
  • 200-Level PHIL Course
  • OLE Core/Elective
Additional Information

We encourage first year students to take PHIL 118 (Making of the Modern Mind) or PHIL 119 (Moral Psychology) or PHIL 117 (Confucius, Buddha, Socrates).

  • If you have completed a Philosophy course at another college or university, please contact the department chair.
  • Nothing available at this time.
Informational Events

‘Pizza Thursday’ discussions held most Thursdays at community time during the semesters 1 and 2.
Phil Forum, student led discussions held weekly during the evening in semesters I and 2.
Phi Sigma Tau, student events held monthly during semesters 1 and 2


Chair, Department of Philosophy – Danny Munoz-Hutchinson (