Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy
B.A. or B.S. in philosophy; minor
The study of philosophy focuses on evaluating reasons and arguments about nearly every aspect of life: morality, knowledge, politics, science, law and religion. Philosophers may ask themselves, "What is freedom?", or, "What are the moral foundations of law?"
Evaluating our reasoning requires the ability to identify good arguments, evaluate empirical claims and appreciate the role that values play in the decision-making context.
Students in many majors, such as philosophy, connect with each other by sharing their experiences and learning opportunities.
The K-State difference
Our program in philosophy gives students an understanding of traditional philosophical subjects such as:
- Nature and justification of moral values
- Religious and scientific explanations of the world
- Moral foundation of social institutions
- Nature of reasoning and argument
We encourage students to submit their research to undergraduate conferences and journals, and routinely offer independent study courses in which students develop their own research working with faculty members.
Did you know?
The philosophy department offers mentorships to students on an individual basis to help with career planning, internships, law school and graduate school applications, as well as research.
What can I do with a degree in philosophy?
Philosophy trains students to think both critically and imaginatively about topics that intersect ethics, science, religion and ethics. As a result, the study of philosophy confers a breadth of knowledge and develops reasoning and writing skills. Related careers include:
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Additional K-State opportunities
At a public research university like K-State, you'll have direct access to research opportunities from the start. K-State undergraduates have studied sustainable energy, cancer cells, musical lyrics and many other topics alongside nationally renowned faculty at K-State's 90-plus research centers.
Studying in another country not only allows you to experience the wonders of another culture, but it also broadens your horizons and makes you a stronger citizen in our global society. There are more than 85 countries currently participating in K-State's education abroad programs!
Whether you are interested in a career in human or animal health, K-State is a great place to start the journey toward becoming a healthcare professional. You will have a dedicated health professions advisor who will help you navigate the professional school application process for your chosen healthcare field.
Did you know that K-State pre-law students are accepted into law school at a rate substantially exceeding the national average? In preparing for law school, you will work with a dedicated pre-law advisor and select the major of your choice in any department in any college within the university.