Philosophy, the love of wisdom and learning, is basic to any balanced education.
To study philosophy means to ask deep and important questions, to listen carefully to another’s perspective, to examine facts and reasons critically, and to seek truth
Philosophy helps you develop intellectual discipline and imagination, a sense of personal worth, an open mind and a compassionate heart, as well as skills in analytical thinking and communication.
Philosophy leads you to make competent judgments, form sound opinions and develop a coherent view of the world and your place in it.
Philosophy can also serve as a useful framework for interdisciplinary studies.
The philosophy curriculum offers courses in three areas: historical, ethical and topical studies. You may also benefit from individualized directed reading or independent study.
Philosophy has always been considered central to any liberal education and continues to provide an excellent foundation for all professions. It is especially useful for careers in education, business, health care and medicine, journalism, law, government, politics, religion, and all of the human services.