The philosophy major and minor at Saint Joseph’s University will foster your ability to think logically, evaluate arguments, communicate effectively, examine assumptions and live an intellectually rich and ethically engaged life.
What is a Philosophy Major?
Philosophy courses at Saint Joseph's University emphasize an interactive approach to learning. Philosophy majors and minors will learn how to think critically, engage in intellectual discussions and defend their points of view from a philosophical perspective. Our faculty believe that feedback and discussion are of paramount importance.
As a philosophy major, you have the option to pursue one of five tracks:
- History of Philosophy
- Social-Political/Philosophy of Law
- Philosophy of Mind, Language & Science
- Philosophy of Religion
- Arts and Humanities
Ways to Study Philosophy
The philosophy program at Saint Joseph's is offered as a minor and a major. Many students in the philosophy program pursue double majors or minors to explore the many connections between philosophy and other areas of inquiry. Some common additional areas of study include:
- Political Science
- International Business
What Can You Do with a Major in Philosophy?
Philosophy majors gain several skills that are essential in the business world, including strong communication, moral sensitivity, political aptitude, problem-solving skills and analytical reasoning.
Philosophy majors graduating from Saint Joseph's University have been hired by highly regarded non-profit organizations and prestigious financial firms and have gone on to attend graduate school and law school. Philosophy majors are well equipped to pursue careers in fields such as:
- Social work
- International relations
How Will a Major in Philosophy Prepare You for Your Future?
As a philosophy major at Saint Joseph's University, you will learn how to be an incisive logical thinker, a strong writer and a conscientious global citizen committed to social justice. Philosophy majors will also benefit from close working relationships with faculty who emphasize interactive learning, discussion and engagement in the world.