Philosophy

Philosophy Fundamentals

Philosophy plays a central role in the understanding of ourselves and the world around us. 

  • Comprehensive curriculum covers such philosophical topics as:
    • ethics
    • bioethics
    • logic
    • history of philosophy
    • philosophy of mind
    • philosophy of science
  • Minors offered in:
    • General Philosophy
    • Bioethics
    • Philosophy of Religions
    • Philosophy of Science and Religion
    • Philosophy of Science
    • Environmental Ethics
    • Pre-Law Philosophy

Other than the General Philosophy minor, these are all interdisciplinary minors which allow 6 of the credits to be earned from designated courses in other departments.

Professional Preparation

Coursework prepares you for such professional areas as:

  • Law, medicine, business, journalism, education, government and foreign service
  • Social Science PPE Track option: This major combines courses from philosophy, political science and economics

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • win teaching awards
  • have a wide range of research interests

Akron Advantage

Hands-on Research

  • The Department of Philosophy houses a small computer lab and a private library for philosophy students.

Philosophy Student Organization

Interact with other philosophy students and professionals in the field through organizations such as: 

  • Philosophy Club

Sample Curriculum


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