Bachelor of Arts, Department of Philosophy

Dr. Jamie Spiering teaches philosophy at the whiteboard

See program requirements, course sequences and more in the Course Catalog.

Program Mission

The mission of the Philosophy Program is to direct students’ attention to fundamental but often unnoticed aspects of human experience and to uncover and analyze the hidden presuppositions of their intellectual and emotional commitments. In doing so, it also seeks to integrate the knowledge which the student has acquired in the various disciplines. Secondly, it prepares some students for further study in philosophy at the graduate level.

Degree Objectives

Give students experience in asking and answering fundamental questions, namely, those questions about God, humanity, and the world that emerge from direct human experience or from reflection on the various disciplines through which they have organized their experience.


Dr. Jean Rioux
Professor and Chair
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Other Department Offerings

  • Bachelor of Arts Co-Major in Philosophy
  • Minor in Philosophy