Philosophy is the academic discipline that tries to answer our most fundamental questions about meaning and justification. These are questions like “What kind of evidence is required to really know something”? “What is the morally correct way to behave”? Since questions like these are foundational to all areas of human inquiry, Philosophy is known as the “Queen of the Sciences.”
Exploring the hard questions posed in Philosophy requires imaginative problem solving and logical reasoning. Students in the Philosophy program pursue challenging coursework in small classes that develops both these creative and analytical sides of their thinking.
Students from the Philosophy program have gone on to use their creative and analytic skills with jobs in business, teaching and research. Additionally, recent alums have gone on to advanced studies in fields like Cognitive Science and Communication as well as Philosophy and Law.