The Philosophy concentration offers courses covering subjects from the philosophy of religion to the philosophies of science and literature. It also provides survey courses on various periods in the history of philosophy. Concentrators can expect to strengthen their knowledge of and skills in ancient philosophy, early modern philosophy, logic, epistemology and metaphysics. Students are required to identify an area of specialization. There is also a related, but separate concentration in physics and philosophy.
Students in this concentration will:
All concentrators must complete a capstone in the senior year. Capstone options include a reading course, a senior seminar (PHIL 0090), a graduate seminar (PHIL 2000-level), or an Honor's Thesis, typically researched and written over the course of the entire senior year. Interested students should consult with the concentration advisor during the sixth semester concerning procedures and requirements. Please visit the concentration website for additional information.
This concentration allows you to address the following Liberal Learning goals:
Alumni who concentrated in Philosophy have pursued a wide range of careers, including as journalists, attorneys, research scientists, investment bankers, bioethicists, business executives, and university professors.