The Philosophy Program explores some of the deepest and most difficult questions we can ask about human existence: questions about human nature and the meaning of life, the possibility and extent of knowledge, the existence of God, morality and how we should live.
Studying philosophy provides lifetime benefits, helping students acquire the ability to assess complex arguments, and develop their own conclusions on difficult and important questions.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Articulate their place in human culture and the global society from a multidisciplinary perspective acquired through the study of the social sciences, humanities, history, natural sciences, mathematics, arts, and languages.
- Summarize the thoughts of major philosophers.
- Analyze major philosophical problems.
- Synthesize ideas drawn from various sources.
- Evaluate ideas in a fair and balanced way, both orally and in writing.
Students must demonstrate Algebra I competency before taking courses in the major. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or by completing the appropriate class. Students must also have a grade of “C” or better in one year of high school laboratory science.