Philosophy Fundamentals

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

Our comprehensive curriculum covers such philosophical topics as:

  • ethics
  • bioethics
  • logic
  • history of philosophy
  • philosophy of mind
  • philosophy of science

We offer three bachelor's degrees.

  1. BA in Philosophy
  2. BA in Social Sciences, PPE track (Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics)
  3. BA in Social Sciences, PSP track (Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology)

We offer certificates in:

  • Police Ethics

We offer minors in:

  • General Philosophy
  • Bioethics
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Religions
  • Philosophy of Science and Religion
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Pre-Law Philosophy

Other than the General Philosophy minor and the Ethics minor, all are interdisciplinary, which means six of the credits can be earned from select courses in other departments.

Our Faculty

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

Akron Advantage

Philosophy Student Organization

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

  • Philosophy Club

Sample Curriculum


These guides show the classes that are required to earn the degree or certificate.

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Philosophy, Political Science and Economics (PPE) track

Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology (PSP) track


Police Ethics


General Philosophy Minor

Ethics Minor

Bioethics Minor

Environmental Ethics Minor

Philosophy of Science Minor

Philosophy of Religions Minor

Philosophy of Science and Religion Minor

Pre-Law Philosophy Minor

MORE: See details about all our degree options.

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