Long Island Philosophy Major

Long Island Philosophy Major

Question human experience. Seek answers to the unknown. Get ready.

Explore answers to your questions about truth and meaning with a major in philosophy on our Long Island campus. Engage in some of the great conversations throughout history, and consider the importance of ethical action in the world. Studying philosophy also equips students with strong analytic and organizational skills.

With a B.A. in Philosophy, students gain a strong foundation for graduate programs in education, history, law, natural and social sciences, and theology. Philosophy students are well-suited for careers in business, education, medicine, law and public service. Students can easily take on a second major, as well.

Build and strengthen your skills in critical reasoning, communication and problem-solving. Grow as a reflective human being. Get ready to enter a world of ethics, existence, knowledge and reality by majoring in philosophy

Emily FoxEmily Fox ’16
B.A. in Philosophy and Religious Studies

“Pursuing a degree in philosophy helped me become truly engaged with my education. It equipped me with the skills I needed to tackle complex ideas, issues and arguments that once seemed daunting. These courses were not only outlets to ponder life’s biggest questions, but also a place to cultivate critical thinking and a passion for learning.”

The Long Island Philosophy Major Experience

Enhance Your Résumé: Consider pairing your major in philosophy with a major in business administration, criminal justice, English, history, human services, political science, sociology or speech communication.


Add a Minor: Complement your philosophy major with such minors as religious studies, peace and justice studies, computer science and psychology.


Consider a Concentration: Students majoring in child study who are also interested in philosophy can follow both passions by choosing to add a concentration in philosophy.