Philosophy is a discipline that has long been recognized as central to a liberal arts education. As you may already be aware, philosophy is concerned with fundamental questions, such as: What is the good life for a human being? Do we have free will? Which social, political, and legal institutions should people adopt? Is it reasonable to believe that God exists? Is there objective truth at all, or is everything relative? As a philosophy major, students discuss questions such as these and study the various answers proposed by history’s great philisophical thinkers.
In addition to the personal growth that attends to the study of philosophy, students find themselves extremely well-equipped to deal with the demands of professional life beyond the university. Indeed, philosophy majors have among the very highest scores on the standardized tests required for law school (LSAT), medical school (MCAT) and academic graduate schools (GRE).