Areas of Study

Learn about core areas of the field and develop your own philosophical interests.

Philosophy students evaluate principles of conduct, develop standards of evidence, and learn methods for resolving conflicts and appraising arguments. The Department of Philosophy offers a broad range of courses rooted deeply in fundamental knowledge.


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Our philosophy programs cover traditional areas of philosophy: metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, logic, and aesthetics. It also offers courses that are not commonly found in undergraduate philosophy departments, such as Hellenistic Philosophy, Philosophy of Music, Philosophy of Children, Non-Classical Logics, and Biomedical Ethics.

Philosophy (B.A) Philosophy (Minor)

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Philosophy of Art

The Philosophy of Art minor offers courses in the philosophy of film, music, literature, and aesthetics.

Philosophy of Art (Minor) 

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Ethics—the study of obligation and well-being—the study of art and beauty—complement courses on the history and nature of philosophy. ​​​​​​

Ethics (Minor)

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Logic and Philosophy of Cognition

The study of philosophy encourages students to think deeply and critically about reality, our relationship to the world, reasoning, and values. 

Logic and Philosophy of Cognition (Minor) 

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Honors in Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy offers an Honors Program in Philosophy.  

Honors in Philosophy