Undergraduate Program

Philosophy is the search for an understanding of how the world as a whole hangs together and of how we are to assume our place in the world. Philosophy pursues its goal first of all historically. It is the trustee of the heritage of great philosophical texts, and it engages those texts in conversation with contemporary problems. Second, philosophy turns to the contemporary world directly and tries to illuminate and advance its concerns with ethics and art, with science and technology, with ecology and feminism, with law and medicine. Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees are offered.


The current chairperson, Professor Paul Muench is the advisor. Please meet with him each semester prior to registration.

Students who are interested in Pre-Law should refer to the Pre-Law website.

Students interested in the environmental ethics certificate should meet with the certificate advisor, Professor Christopher Preston.