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Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Ask a group of Ursuline alums about their favorite classes, and you’ll hear course titles like Bioethics, Animals and Ethics, and Philosophy of Women – all Philosophy courses.

In fact, a common theme across this program is an emphasis on ethics and ethical decision making, themes that regularly emerge when employers are asked what skills they value most in new hires. Because the Philosophy program is designed to help you seek clarity, depth of thought, critical thinking skills, and effective communication it’s a perfect candidate for a double major, and most Ursuline Philosophy majors are indeed pursuing this program to augment their effectiveness in another major or field. And if you’re thinking of Pre-Law, Legal Studies, or the 3+3 Partnership program in Law, look no further: Philosophy majors are among the very best prepared for success in law school.

Outcomes of the program

  • You’ll pursue depth in your thinking, build critical thinking skill and enhance your communication.
  • You’ll learn to appreciate the philosophical dimension of a variety of fields.

Learn more on the Philosophy program homepage.

Ask a group of Ursuline alums about their favorite classes, and you’ll hear course titles like Bioethics, Animals and Ethics, and Philosophy of Women – all Philosophy courses.

In fact, a common theme across this program is an emphasis on ethics and ethical decision making, themes that regularly emerge when employers are asked what skills they value most in new hires. Because the Philosophy program is designed to help you seek clarity, depth of thought, critical thinking skills, and effective communication it’s a perfect candidate for a double major, and most Ursuline Philosophy majors are indeed pursuing this program to augment their effectiveness in another major or field. And if you’re thinking of Pre-Law, Legal Studies, or the 3+3 Partnership program in Law, look no further: Philosophy majors are among the very best prepared for success in law school.

Outcomes of the program

  • You’ll pursue depth in your thinking, build critical thinking skill and enhance your communication.
  • You’ll learn to appreciate the philosophical dimension of a variety of fields.

Learn more on the Philosophy program homepage.

A major in philosophy is the basic preparation for graduate studies in philosophy, which could lead to a career in teaching philosophy. Traditionally, philosophy has been one of the very best preparations for law school. A major or minor in philosophy also critically and competently prepares students for professional programs such as medicine, business, the social sciences, theology, and ministry. The American Philosophical Association has documented that philosophy majors are employed in business, education, government, publishing, and the computer field.

You’ll take the following classes, in addition to your Ursuline Core Curriculum, to fulfil the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy:

  • Philosophy 205 – Logic
  • Philosophy 221 – Ancient Philosophy
  • Philosophy 260 – Bioethics or Philosophy 350 – Ethical Values
  • Seven Philosophy elective courses of your choice

To minor in Philosophy, take the following classes:

  • Philosophy 205 – Logic
  • Philosophy 221 – Ancient Philosophy
  • Four Philosophy elective courses of your choice

Read course descriptions and learn about additional requirements and options in the Course Catalog.

George S. Matejka, Ph.D. (Chair)

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