The Philosophy Department is dedicated to engaging students, regardless of major, in the study of wisdom and meaning. Through free and open inquiry, students learn to hold a fundamental respect for the dignity and freedom of humanity and regard for the importance of social issues, so that ultimately they become active contributors in creating a just society.
Reason #10: Woody Allen said he majored in philosophy because that way, nobody knows when you're wrong.
While the study of philosophy has its own inherent value, it can also have meaningful career opportunities. Students interested in post-graduate philosophy studies, leading to a research or teaching career in higher education, will be well served by the quality of faculty and classes at St. Ambrose.