Join an intellectually rigorous learning environment and prepare for a wide range of careers and graduate studies.
Why Earn Your BA in Philosophy?
Philosophy is an excellent foundation for a career in law and other professions that value critical thinking, clear communication and problem solving, including public service, education, consulting, advocacy, nonprofits, publishing, counseling, and business.
Why Major in Philosophy at Adelphi?
- Receive personal attention in small classes from distinguished faculty who are deeply invested in your success.
- Engage in thought-provoking debates about pressing social and global issues while you gain insight into diverse philosophical traditions.
- Graduate with the creative and critical thinking skills that are prized by employers across many industries.
What Can You Do with a Degree in Philosophy?
Philosophy is an excellent foundation for a career in law and other professions that value critical thinking, clear communication and problem solving, including: public service, education, consulting, advocacy, nonprofits, publishing, counseling and business.
Inside Look: Liberal Arts at Adelphi
Minor in Philosophy
A philosophy minor is an attractive option for a wide range of career paths, including medicine, law, journalism, education, government, natural sciences and social sciences.
Minor in Ethics, Law & Justice
Explore the philosophical and practical connections between ethics, legal institutions, and social justice. In consultation with an adviser, you will plan an individualized program suitable to your needs and interests to complement your major.
Exceptional Hands-On Learning
A philosophy education is more than reading, writing and attending class. At Adelphi, you’ll have countless chances to extend your learning outside the classroom, from department-sponsored initiatives to life-changing professional opportunities, including:
Every philosophy major conducts their own faculty-supervised research project. Many choose to do a yearlong senior capstone project, exploring topics such as climate justice, hate speech and free speech, reconciling faith and reason and the justice of sex work.
In the department-hosted “Food for Thought” lunchtime series, faculty members engage students in discussions about how philosophers would address a range of current issues, from #MeToo to toxic masculinity and anxiety.
Examine the intersections of philosophy and film with your professors in informal group settings.
Gain hands-on experience by interning at leading organizations like New York Communities for Change.
To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:
Transformative Educational Opportunities
All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:
- The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
- Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
- Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective
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