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Philosophy (B.A.)

Major: Philosophy

Degree awarded: Bachelor of Arts

Total credit hours: 30

Internship/Practicum opportunities: Visit the Career Development Center for internship information.

About the program

Philosophy attempts to bring clarity and unity to our beliefs. It does not tell us what to believe, but it does help us to clarify our beliefs and organize them into a coherent view of the world so that we may act in an intelligent manner. A philosophy degree from Thiel College, paired with our wide ranging liberal arts curriculum, will prepare you for many different post-graduate opportunities and careers.

Visit our Academic Catalog (2021-2022) for course listings.

Major Features

  1. Understand the major events in the history of Western philosophy.
  2. Students will understand the major traditions of Western ethical reasoning.
  3. You will be able to use symbolic logic and natural language logic.
  4. You'll be able to use the tools of formal logic.
  5. Also, you will be able to use the tools of contemporary linguistic analysis.
  6. Develop the techniques of philosophical argumentation to arrive at a coherent world view.

Scholarship Opportunities

Thiel College offers scholarships to students for reasons such as academic success, community service or involvement, exemplary leadership and more!

Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about the types of aid available to students.

Clubs & Organizations

It's easy to get involved on campus! Joining a student club or organization is an excellent way to meet others and gain leadership experience. A philosophy major might be interested in the following clubs and orgs:

  • Phi Sigma Tau (National Philosophy Honorary)
  • Veritas Ars Quaero (Humanities Research Honorary Society)

Visit our Campus Life page to see a full list of student clubs and organizations.

Alumni & Careers

Philosophy majors are top-scorers on graduate entrance exams such as the LSAT and GRE and many philosophy majors apply their skill-sets to careers that demand a high degree of competence in analytic problem solving. Thiel College philosophy graduates are currently employed in the various fields:

  • College Professors
  • Lawyers
  • Clergy
  • Business Owners
  • Accountants
  • Elementary School Teachers