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Philosophy (B.A.)

Learn how to think, not what to think. More than any other discipline, philosophy explores the core issues of the Western intellectual tradition. It's the ultimate transferable work skill. Let's begin the onward journey!

Degrees & Offerings
  • B.A.
Program Contact
Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Professor
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Why do we believe what we believe?

What should we do ... and why?

Philosophy encourages critical and systematic inquiry into fundamental questions of right and wrong, truth and falsehood, the meaning of life, and the nature of reality, knowledge and society. Philosophy encourages you to formulate questions and follow arguments. Philosophy provides an excellent preparation for law school and other professional programs, as well as a solid foundation for a career in business, teaching, writing, or public service.

As a philosophy major, you will ...

  • generate ideas on a variety of problems
  • formulate and solve problems
  • uncover assumptions and suggest alternatives
  • distinguish subtle differences without overlooking similarities
  • analyze, develop and formulate logical arguments
  • make knowledgeable decisions
  • examine various angles of topics
  • write and speak clearly and effectively
  • interpret and assess various thoughts and theories
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Bloomsburg Because

Clubs and Organizations

Philosophy Club

We promote the free exchange of ideas. We discuss papers the club members are writing, as well as published articles. We also watch films with philosophical content, hear speakers, and generally get together to argue. Our faculty advisor is Kurt Smith, professor,

The Husky Difference

Liberal Arts graduates take a moment to celebrate during winter commencement
GRE Performance
According to the National Institute of Education, philosophy majors record the highest verbal reasoning score and analytical writing score of any major, and the highest quantitative score of any humanities or arts major.


Studying philosophy gives you the ability to organize complex subjects into relatable, understandable systems. This skill can help large businesses with complex structures stay organized while maintaining a clear mission and drive. One of the most directly-applicable philosophy skills is research. Philosophy graduates understand how to find information on a given subject and how to evaluate sources, while being able to utilize the information for the benefit of a company or organization.

Potential Job Opportunities

  • Business
  • Data Analyst
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Marketing
  • Non-Profit Professional
  • Paralegal
  • Professor
  • Public Policy

Top Skills Employers are Looking For

  • Intellectual
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal
  • Research

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