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College Of Arts And Sciences
Philosophy
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Why Study Philosophy?

Philosophy majors prepare themselves for a wide range of professional and business occupations that value highly developed skills of analysis, comprehensive thinking, and communication. Our department is internationally recognized for our concentration in Continental philosophy, with particular emphasis on contemporary French and German thought. Get involved in the active Undergraduate Philosophy Club and join the informal talks given by our faculty and graduate students. Our department also hosts a colloquium series each semester that brings nationally and internationally renowned scholars to campus.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Logical and Critical Thinking
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Analysis of Philosophic Texts
  • Contemporary Political Philosophy

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Philosophical Traditions of East Asia
  • Existentialism
  • Philosophy of Race
  • Phenomenology

ADMISSION INFO:

As a non-restricted major, there are no additional admission requirements for this program. Please review the general admission criteria related to how you are applying.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Consultant
  • Adjunct Instructor

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • University of Central Florida
  • Penn State University
  • Argosight
  • American Intercontinental University

Interested in this Major?

Department of Philosophy

Chair: Harvey Cormier

Office: 213 Harriman Hall

Phone: (631) 632-7570

College Of Arts And Sciences
Philosophy
Back to all Programs

Why Study Philosophy?

Philosophy majors prepare themselves for a wide range of professional and business occupations that value highly developed skills of analysis, comprehensive thinking, and communication. Our department is internationally recognized for our concentration in Continental philosophy, with particular emphasis on contemporary French and German thought. Get involved in the active Undergraduate Philosophy Club and join the informal talks given by our faculty and graduate students. Our department also hosts a colloquium series each semester that brings nationally and internationally renowned scholars to campus.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Logical and Critical Thinking
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Analysis of Philosophic Texts
  • Contemporary Political Philosophy

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Philosophical Traditions of East Asia
  • Existentialism
  • Philosophy of Race
  • Phenomenology

ADMISSION INFO:

As a non-restricted major, there are no additional admission requirements for this program. Please review the general admission criteria related to how you are applying.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Consultant
  • Adjunct Instructor

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • University of Central Florida
  • Penn State University
  • Argosight
  • American Intercontinental University

Interested in this Major?

Department of Philosophy

Chair: Harvey Cormier

Office: 213 Harriman Hall

Phone: (631) 632-7570

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