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Why Philosophy?

  • Philosophy at the University of Minnesota, Morris

    Philosophy department circa 2011

  • Philosophy at the University of Minnesota, Morris

    Professor Mark Collier with philosophy students

  • Philosophy at the University of Minnesota, Morris

    Professor Demetriou with ’13 Philosophy Grads

  • Philosophy at the University of Minnesota, Morris

    Professor Garavaso with Philosophy students

As University of Minnesota, Morris philosophy major, you will investigate fundamental areas of human inquiry, such as:

You’ll also study the works of major figures in the history of philosophy and develop the ability to think, speak, and write critically and effectively. While the subject matter alone should be exciting enough to make you want to major in philosophy, there are plenty more reasons to major in philosophy at Morris.

What Can I Do with a Philosophy Major from Morris?

Philosophical skills provide invaluable training for almost any field. Philosophy provides excellent preparation for law school, and many companies prize the skills that are sharpened and honed by majoring in philosophy. As a group, philosophy majors do better on graduate admission tests like the LSAT, GRE, and GMAT than almost any other major. Morris students have gone on to a wide variety of careers, including a legislative assistant to Senator Tom Daschle, an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a researcher in Artificial Intelligence at Northwestern University. View profiles of recent Morris philosophy graduates.