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

Curriculum Guide

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For More Information:

Department of Philosophy

Contact: Dr. Priscilla Sakezles

Career Opportunities

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in philosophy provides a valuable background for virtually any occupation, including:

  • judges
  • editors
  • lobbyists
  • social workers
  • bankers
  • human resource managers
  • theologians

Career Outlook

Those who earn degrees in philosophy know how to think creatively, communicate effectively and work with diverse populations. They adapt easily, effectively and successfully in today’s global marketplace.

A&S Careers Program

Creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to:

  • lending library with up-to-date, career-related publications
  • computer workroom for resume writing and employment research
  • volunteer, paid and for-credit internship placement on and off campus
  • department-specific mentoring arrangements

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