About the Program

Learn more about the Philosophy program.

The Philosophy major is designed to enable students to think critically and competently about all of the various issues within, and areas of, philosophy. Majors will be well-situated to go into business, politics, journalism, activism, law, medicine, seminary and/or graduate studies in a range of fields.

It is quite possible to do philosophy as a second major, and it pairs well with a number of other fields. 
Program Requirements for the Major:
PHI 110: Logic
PHI 210: Symbolic Logic
PHI 220: Introduction to Ethics OR PHI 260: Introduction to Political Philosophy
PHI 340: Ancient Philosophy OR PHI 341: Modern Philosophy
PHI 342: Medieval Philosophy OR PHI 361: Philosophy of Religion
PHI 320: Social Ethics OR PHI 362: Social and Political Philosophy
PHI 364: Philosophy of Science
PHI 365: Knowledge and Reality
PHI 495: Senior Thesis
9 hours of PHI approved electives

Cognate Requirements for the Major:
6 hours of World Languages

Courses are offered on a rotating schedule throughout the academic year. Professors regularly offer independent/directed studies to ensure that majors are able to take the classes that they need.

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Meet Siena


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Alyssa Fausneaucht

Sport Management Major, Women's Golf; Adrian Campus

Faculty & Staff

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Gail A. Ryder

Associate Professor of Humanities


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Gabrielle Davis, '85

Philosophy Graduate; Attorney and Educator; Domestic Violence Prevention Advocate
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