Why Choose Us?

We are a mid-sized department offering courses in most of the subfields of philosophy Students seeking an advanced graduate degree in philosophy will find rich course offerings and opportunities for research. An undergraduate major in philosophy prepares a student for a wide variety of further academic and professional endeavors, all of which are presented in more detail under Undergraduate Programs.

The department is distinguished by its unusually wide range of special interests and orientations in philosophy, and by the high degree of faculty-student interaction both in scholarly enterprises and in departmental affairs. Our faculty includes three SUNY Distinguished Professors and five holders of endowed Chairs.

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