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Philosophy: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Philosophy involves the pursuit of fundamental questions, such as the nature of reality, truth, justice, values, ethics, reason, science, and faith. It offers careful training in inquiry, critical thinking, and the construction of well-reasoned arguments. Coursework includes philosophical questions, methods, history, and systems of thought.


Although philosophy is sometimes thought of as a luxury or “ivory tower” discipline, PayScale’s research has found that it actually ranks as the top-earning humanities major. The mental discipline students acquire and their facility with complex reasoning are valued highly by employers who seek innovative problem solvers and executives. Further, philosophy has historically offered a high road to the study of law. Graduates go on not only to graduate school in philosophy, but to law and medical school, math and the sciences, business and finance, and other intellectually demanding careers.

Department Chair/Program Director
Stephen Grover

Powdermaker Hall 350
Phone: 718-997-5270
Fax: 718-997-5249

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Degree(s) Offered:
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Also combined BA/MA program
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Minor(s):
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