The Department of Philosophy raises fundamental questions about human life, human experience and what it means to be human – and then asks that you make these questions your own. Philosophy, or the love of wisdom, embraces a number of diverse traditions from the West and the East. Our program draws on this enriching diversity while being sensitive to and supportive of the Catholic heritage of the University’s tradition. Led by an accomplished faculty, including experts in the classics and Muslim philosophy, our small classes engage students in interactive discussions and debates and foster close bonds between peers and professors. With a challenging curriculum rooted in a strong liberal arts tradition, our program develops the analytic and creative thinking, writing and communications skills that are needed for success in a variety of fields. Our majors are well prepared for graduate studies as well as careers in law, business and government.

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