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B.A. in Philosophy

Become a critical thinker with a bachelor’s in Philosophy. The study of philosophy combines open-mindedness with an analytical search for truth. You'll join a timeless conversation that connects Plato with today's great minds.

What you’ll study
The philosophy major will sharpen your reading, writing, and debate skills. Wide-ranging courses connect the study of ethics, logic, and symbols with the fields of science, law, sports, and environmentalism. Your strong communication skills will give you an advantage in additional coursework in the humanities and performing and visual arts.

How you’ll learn more
Internships and volunteer work in the community allow you to explore the many industries and fields seeking thoughtful, analytical professionals. Experience personal growth as you study human nature, thought, and behavior from various philosophical perspectives.

Where it can take you
Philosophy is more than pondering life’s big questions. A philosophy degree prepares you for success in fields including advertising, criminal justice, politics, education, law, medicine, and business. Pursue your passion with your skills in communication and leadership, and consider options for law school or other graduate studies.

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Pursuing a minor can deepen your knowledge in a discipline related to your major or enable you to explore a field outside your major area of study and diversify your skills. Speak with a faculty member in your program to determine which minor(s) can support your academic, professional, and personal goals.

Are you planning to pursue a master's or doctoral degree in a related field of study? Consider NSU's Dual Admission Program, which enables qualified undergraduates at the Halmos College of Arts and Sciences to secure early acceptance into one of the university's competitive graduate and professional degree programs.

See the entire program at a glance. The four-year plan of study will assist you in planning your future at NSU. It presents an overall idea of the order in which courses might be taken in a four-year plan during a student's college career. 


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