Philosophy, the love of wisdom, is central to a liberal arts education. It questions and interprets a full range of human experiences while analytically examining the assumptions, methods and claims of all bodies of knowledge.

Philosophy courses provide an excellent foundation for graduate study in law, history, education, natural and social sciences, and religious studies. Philosophy majors are particularly well suited — and sought after — for professional programs in law, medicine and business because of the discipline’s emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving and effective communication. Our majors have also entered fields as diverse as business, technical writing and information technology.


Philosophy courses fulfill a range of requirements in the General Education Core, and students are encouraged to explore philosophy courses at all levels. Some of the courses offer a travel component, providing students the opportunity to reflectively explore ideas in other venues.

We do not currently offer a major on the Brooklyn Campus.