By studying Philosophy, you'll question life's deepest intricacies.

Students sitting in class

We like students who ask the tough questions

Our aim isn't to memorize facts, but to explore complex problems and competing perspectives through critical analysis and reflection. Our students gain the ability to express their values and thoughts clearly in both speech and writing.

The extensive talents of our Philosophy students can be applied to any field, including law, journalism, business, social work, medicine, education and writing.

A minor in philosophy requires

PHIL122 Real-Life Logic 4
PHIL123 Symbolic Logic 4
PHIL246 Who Am I? How Do I Know? 4
PHIL247 The Meaning of Life 4
And two electives.

Our students take advantage of internships in Boston and beyond, building their skills and resumes and learning from mentors in their fields. Recent philosophy internships have included sites like Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Mobilization,, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, Center for New Words and various law firms.