Why study Philosophy? Because it will give you the knowledge and skills needed to tackle the world’s most pressing and complex issues.
Philosophy teaches you to think deeply, logically, and ethically. It will develop your ability to analyze and articulate complex issues, making you an innovative thinker and problem solver.
This program has taught me to see the world in a new way, which is very liberating. I’ve learned how to acknowledge and understand opposing viewpoints, how to approach any topic rationally without bearing a bias. I feel I have an optimism and a confidence that I’ll carry with me my whole life.
Soren Amstutz ’19
Philosophy & English major
As a Catholic university founded in the Franciscan tradition, we hold true to the moral teachings of the Church. As such, we are focused on helping students integrate faith and reason in service to the Church and world.
All full-time professors are Catholic and each holds a mandatum from the local bishop — a commitment to teach in full communion with the Catholic Church.
Our curriculum will give you a deep understanding of human nature and culture. Its flexible format allows you to personalize your program as you select electives that match your interests.
Core courses focus on the development of Philosophy through history, in ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary eras. Throughout the program, you’ll be introduced to:
As a Philosophy major, you’ll have ample opportunity to connect with professionals.
Students regularly travel to professional conferences and workshops including those at Purdue University, University of Notre Dame, Franciscan University, Huntington University, and Brigham Young University
A forum for understanding important topics within the Catholic and Franciscan traditions; all lectures are free & open to the public.
Today’s employers seek strong thinkers, communicators, and problem solvers. A degree in Philosophy will set you up for success in a wide range of fields.
Graduates of our program work in:
Others attend graduate school for advanced study in philosophy, medicine, law or business.
Philosophy majors make great candidates for law school and medical school. They tend to score high on the entrance exams and do well with the rigors of deep study.