PhilosophyBachelor of Arts

Why study Philosophy at Gustavus?

As a Philosophy major you will learn how to approach problems, view arguments from multiple perspectives, communicate clearly with others, and articulate your thoughts in a meaningful way. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the major philosophical traditions, ideas, and arguments that have influenced the development of Western society, along with the skills for critically analyzing them.

Course Examples

Every year, Gustavus faculty teach more than 1,800 courses - you'll be able to choose what interests you. Maybe one of these courses from Philosophy will be on your class schedule.

  • PHI-212Oppression and Privilege
  • PHI-248Gender Knowledge and Reality
  • PHI-109Philosophical Puzzles
  • PHI-251Philosophy of Science

What can I do with a degree in Philosophy?

The Philosophy major is adaptable - and valuable - leading to many different fields and fulfilling careers. Here are a few popular paths, but a Gustavus degree can take you anywhere.

  • Leadership Development
  • Ethics
  • Mediation
  • Religious Leader
  • Policy Analysis
  • Communications
Average salary 5 years post graduation Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes Explorer from the U.S. Census Bureau
75%  Ultimately attended graduate or professional school
11:1  Student to Faculty Ratio
72  Majors
100%  of courses taught by faculty members

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