2016-2017 Catalog 
    Aug 19, 2022  
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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  • Professors: Mary Ann Cutter, Dorothea Olkowski, Raphael Sassower, and Robert Welshon (Chair)
  • Professor Emeritus: Frederic Bender
  • Associate Professor: Sonja Tanner
  • Assistant Professors: Geoffrey Ashton and Jeff Scholes
  • Senior Instructors: Lorraine Marie Arangno and Patrick Yarnell
  • Instructors: Erik Hanson, Jennifer Jensen, Joseph Kuzma, and Allison Postell

Programs of Study

Philosophy teaches analytical and critical thinking, develops oral and written communication skills, and contributes to interdisciplinary understanding. Philosophy as a discipline attempts to answer perennial questions about values, human existence, and the nature of reality. Skills developed in this inquiry help philosophy students to excel in careers in law, medicine, management, education, government, writing, computer science, psychology, sociology, and ministry, among many others. Philosophy majors consistently score in the top percentiles for all majors on the GRE, LSAT, GMAT, MCAT and other graduate and professional admissions tests.

Philosophy Double Majors

Adding a philosophy major to one’s major in another discipline, thereby creating a double major, is an option for students who wish to obtain a broader perspective in their discipline for post-graduate work. All requirements for the philosophy major apply to double majors. Students may have two different majors in two different colleges or in the same college.

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