Philosophy is a skill, practice, and set of tools for reflecting about our thinking and building awareness of the ignorances and injustices that shape our world. Our faculty bring curiosity, plurality, and precision to these reflections, supporting students in building analytic skills with applications across the disciplines and professions.
As a philosophy student, you will be able to personalize your education and career goals through a supportive relationship with your faculty advisor within the department. You will also be encouraged to step out of your comfort zone and take classes across the liberal arts that pique your interest, study abroad, or join a student organization on campus. Our faculty frequently support students through in-depth research projects, off-campus internships, and on-campus advocacy work.
Meet a Philosophy Major: Krystal Diaz
Studying abroad in Europe brought to life many of the philosophy works that Krystal Diaz studied in the classroom at Manhattan College and deepened her appreciation for different cultures.
The philosophy major and minor challenges you to ask big, important questions, engage with some of the most significant minds in history, think critically, and write and express yourself clearly. Our department takes a pluralistic approach, which sharpens your ability to understand and analyze concepts, question injustices and logical errors, and think critically about what matters to you. It promotes sustained reflection, clarity in language and argument, and awareness of justice and injustice: critical skills for success in a multicultural world.
This program utilizes a liberal arts core and academic research to give you a competitive edge. Philosophy majors have among the highest scores on tests like the GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, and have the highest earning potential of any field in the humanities. Philosophy students enjoy successful careers in a wide variety of professions, including law, business, medicine, media, information technology, and education.