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The Philosophy major program is designed for those who wish to do graduate work in philosophy, those planning on graduate work in a related field (including certain professional programs, such as law, medicine or seminary), and those seeking a good liberal arts education, either for its own sake or as preparation for entering the work force.

The Philosophy major program is designed for the needs of three different types of students:

  • Those wishing to pursue graduate work in philosophy
  • Those who intend to do graduate work in a related discipline, such as religious or literary studies, or to obtain a professional degree such as an MBA or law degree
  • Those who desire a challenging and broad liberal arts undergraduate education as a basis for a career in business or government

The program of 34 credit hours has been designed to enable students to pursue a minor or even a second major in another field.

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For more information, please review the program requirements and course descriptions in the SXU Academic Catalog.

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