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Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

It is more than questioning the meaning of life. Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas challenges you to think critically and imaginatively, analyzing a diverse array of concepts and problems from various perspectives. Whether you are considering the existence of God or what constitutes a moral action, philosophy gives you the tools to develop clear and articulate arguments.

Why Study Philosophy at St. Thomas?

Our program offers courses in almost every area of philosophy ranging from ethics to the philosophy of science. Our alumni go on to various careers in education, law, business, ministry, finance and more. We teach you to develop rigorous arguments, interpret difficult texts and debate about a wide variety of critical issues. This training equips you with the skills needed in a wide variety of industries while enabling you to outperform your peers on graduate school entrance exams.

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  • Course Requirements
  • Four-Year Plan
  • Degrees Awarded
  • You start by taking foundational courses to understand the fundamental concepts of philosophy, focusing on topics like logic and ethics. From there, you can pick based on your interests. Whether your courses are focusing on topics like the Catholic intellectual tradition or Indian philosophy, you can pursue the topics and issues that interest you.

    Your four-year plan is customizable and flexible. We recommend connecting with one of our faculty members to develop a plan that meets your interests.

    • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
    • Minor in Philosophy

    Course Requirements

    You start by taking foundational courses to understand the fundamental concepts of philosophy, focusing on topics like logic and ethics. From there, you can pick based on your interests. Whether your courses are focusing on topics like the Catholic intellectual tradition or Indian philosophy, you can pursue the topics and issues that interest you.

    Four-Year Plan

    Your four-year plan is customizable and flexible. We recommend connecting with one of our faculty members to develop a plan that meets your interests.

    Degrees Awarded

    • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
    • Minor in Philosophy
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    Career Paths

    We equip you with skills that are needed across a wide variety of industries.
    • Law
    • Business
    • Ministry
    • Education

    Pursuing Your Passion

    Our program will prepare you to work in any industry, be it engineering or business. We want you to pursue the questions that interest you most.

    Personal Attention

    We strive to keep our class sizes small throughout your undergraduate career at St. Thomas. This means you can receive one-on-one attention from professors and have fruitful discussions with your peers.

    Preparation

    Philosophy majors consistenly earn very high scores on law, business and other graduate school admissions tests.

    Expertise

    We are the largest philosophy program out of the private colleges and universities in Minnesota. We possess a breadth of knowledge that we can pass on to our students inside and outside of the classroom.

    Get Outside of Your Comfort Zone

    You have access to a wide array of opportunities ranging from study abroad to student socials.
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    Think Outside the Box

    Philosophy students at St. Thomas are equipped with a practical skill set that benefits them in multiple industries after graduation because of our approach to the discipline. By analyzing issues from various perspectives throughout their undergraduate careers, our students gain the ability to think differently and critically about how to address their problems.