Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy
Gain an understanding of philosophical subjects, including moral values, religious and scientific explanations of the world and the nature of reasoning and argument.
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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, "What is freedom?", or, "What are the moral foundations of law?" The answers they give to these questions help guide legislators, judges, doctors and scientists.
Philosophy trains students to use analytic methods to assess arguments, factual claims, and value choices, and teaches students to write clearly about the results in ways that advance careers and influence how others think.
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.
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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.
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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.
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