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Undergraduate Study

The student of philosophy learns the fundamental theories and concepts that have framed our intellectual heritage, as well as essential tools to investigate and develop the ideas that shape both our lives today and our futures.

Philosophy is especially equipped to teach skills that are important for success in almost any endeavor: how to think critically, how to construct arguments and examine reasons, and how to formulate and express ideas clearly in speech and writing.

Why Philosophy?

The study of philosophy provides a solid foundation for advanced study in almost any field or for entering the job market with confidence. Because it trains the student to think clearly and critically, it is excellent preparation for the many professions that require these skills.

Contact Information

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James M. Lawler

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Philosophy

131 Park Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-4150

Phone: (716) 645-0141


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Patricia A. Hahn

Undergraduate Administrator

Department of Philosophy

135A Park Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-4150

Phone: (716) 645-2780; Fax: (716) 645-6139