This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

Undergraduate major: philosophy (BA)

Undergraduate minor: philosophy

Graduate degrees: MA in philosophy; PhD in philosophy



The Department of Philosophy offers programs of study for undergraduate and graduate students. A major in philosophy develops abilities useful for careers in many fields and for any situation requiring clear, systematic thinking.

The department also administers the interdisciplinary undergraduate major in ethics and public policy, which it offers jointly with the departments of Economics, Sociology and Criminology, and Political Science; see Ethics and Public Policy in the catalog.