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An ancient discipline with modern relevance

Philosophy (love of wisdom) is the study of fundamental questions that have intrigued and perplexed humans for millennia. Engage in the intellectual challenge of topics like the nature of reality, human knowledge and truth, mind and personal identity and the application of ethical principles to moral problems. Explore the modern relevance of philosophy for industries like medicine, technology and media. 

Critical skills for business leadership 

"Philosophy" on your transcript signals to employers that you have outstanding skills in reading, writing and critical thinking. In a business context, you can summarize industry reports and identify areas of strength and weakness; in a legal context, you can recognize the crucial principles in earlier cases to apply to present circumstances; and in a medical context, you can help hospital professionals recognize the ethical standards needed to help resolve difficult dilemmas.

A philosophy degree gives you excellent preparation for law school and other professional programs, as well as a solid foundation for a career in business, education, writing or public service. 

Philosophy graduates are adept problem-solvers. Their skills in analyzing information in an organized, considered way to reach reasoned solutions makes them invaluable across multiple professional sectors. 

Undergraduate programs and requirements 

Bachelor of Arts in philosophy

The Bachelor of Arts in philosophy will introduce students to philosophy, ethics and logic, as well as allow them to take topics that pique their interest such as environmental ethics or philosophy in media.

See the Undergraduate Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements.

Minor in philosophy

The minor in philosophy requires students to complete 18 hours of coursework. These courses will introduce students to philosophy, ethics and logic, as well as allow them to take topics that pique their interest such as philosophy in science fiction.

See the Undergraduate Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements.

Contact

Division of Multidisciplinary Programs
936.468.6537
mdp@sfasu.edu

Ferguson Building
Room 273 AA

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6082, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

 

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