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Philosophy has been referred to as the “most practical major” by The Atlantic magazine and the “ultimate transferable work skill” by The Times
of London. Leaders in law, business, media and the tech world — from LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman to Flickr founder Stewart Butterfield
— say that studying philosophy was the secret to their success as digital entrepreneurs. Make your own impactful contribution to society when
you learn to identify and solve problems through deep thinking and analysis.
Gain real-world knowledge through key courses including:
Philosophy of Mind and Emerging Artificial Intelligence: Learn key theories related to the brain, body,
self and emerging Artificial Intelligence; explore concepts
including consciousness, self-awareness and the meaning of
creating sentient robots.
Comparative World Philosophy: Survey some of the
greatest contributions to major questions that concern
issues such as the good life, the self, theories of knowledge
Environmental Ethics: Gain an understanding of ethical
approaches to conservation and preservation.
Health Care Ethics: Learn about introductory key ethical
values and frameworks as the bases for application to moral
concerns and decisions made in health care.
The philosophy department encourages all students to
complete internships, earn college credits and gain practical
In addition, students have the opportunity to complement
their degree with a minor in philosophy or health care
Philosophy majors earn an average annual salary that
ranges from $44,700 to $84,100, according to PayScale.com.
“Through my exploration of the sciences, I felt that I
wasn’t exploring all aspects of knowledge that I wanted to. Studying philosophy gives me the opportunity to dive deeper into concepts such as ethics that I will utilize in my future career as a physician (and in life in general).”
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Stephanie BarnhizerAssistant Professor
William HaggertyAssociate Professor
Aaron KerrAssociate Professor
Michael LatzerAssociate Professor
Jason MitchellAssistant Professor
David NordquestAssistant Professor
Dominic PriantiAssistant Professor
Bryan PriorAdjunct Lecturer
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