The study of philosophy encourages students to think deeply and critically about reality, our relationship to the world, reasoning, and values. The minor combines a grounding in the history of philosophy with the flexibility to pursue your personal philosophical interests. Because of its emphasis on critical thinking, reading, and writing skills, Philosophy pairs well with virtually any other program of study.
- Develop critical-thinking skills essential to a good life.
- Internationally renowned philosophers visit annually.
- Philosophy alumni pursue a wide range of careers.
What You'll Study
Learn about the core areas and history of philosophy, and develop your own philosophical interests.
Faculty bring a wide variety of perspectives to the field.
The Philosophy faculty have a wide variety of interests, including metaphysics, epistemology, theoretical and applied ethics, aesthetics, the history of philosophy, and public philosophy (e.g., philosophy for children).
Explore your interests through research, internships, and more.
Faculty encourage students to attend philosophy conferences and submit their work to reputable undergraduate journals. Undergraduate philosophy...
Philosophy for Children
In a unique service-learning class, students learn the theory and practice of teaching philosophy to children. Students...
The student-led Philosophy Club is open to all Trinity students and meets regularly to hold discussions and socialize with other students interested...
Annual Hemlock Award for Best Philosophical Essay
Each year, the Philosophy faculty recognize outstanding philosophical work by awarding the...
Stieren Arts Enrichment Series
The annual Stieren Arts Enrichment Series hosts an array of artistic talent, but also features an internationally...
When You Graduate
Philosophy prepares you for a good life – in every respect
Philosophy builds skills in critical thinking, comprehension, problem solving, and oral and written communication that are essential for any career, and also enables you to critically consider the values that will guide you through life.
A minor in philosophy can be helpful to many students pursuing graduate degrees in business, medicine, or law. The critical thinking skills gained through the study of philosophy are valuable for any industry, and positions held by Trinity alumni are diverse and wide-ranging.
- Information Science
- Social Work
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