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Undergraduate Degree Programs

UB's Philosophy Department offers a major and a minor in philosophy, and also provides the opportunity for joint degrees with other programs.

Many of our students are joint or double majors with such departments as Psychology, English and Computer Science. The philosophy major builds the foundation for success in future endeavors.

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A major in philosophy enables students to gain a fuller understanding of the range of subjects included in philosophy. It also permits students to concentrate on subjects and problems which they find most interesting. The undergraduate major is a good preparation for graduate study in philosophy. It is also helpful in preparing for a variety of other careers, including professional careers like law.
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The study of philosophy fosters skills that are useful in virtually any field of study: the abilities to organize ideas, to assess the pros and cons of an issue, to evaluate arguments and to reason effectively. Several areas exist to which the theories and methods of philosophy are especially relevant. Accordingly, the Department of Philosophy offers a number of specialized minors in addition to the regular departmental minor.

WONDER HOW THE MIND WORKS?

Consider philosophy and psychology,
or philosophy and cognitive science.

INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN LAW?

Philosophy offers the fundamentals of reasoning and ethical theorizing. (And our majors score High on the LSATs!)

 

ENJOY A LOGICAL PUZZLE?

Mix Philosophy with Mathematics.

ARE HUMANITIES YOUR ORIENTATION?

Philosophy enhances any area of arts and literature.

SOCIAL SCIENCES YOUR AREA?

Deepen these studies with Philosophy of Law and Ethics.