Undergraduate Degree Programs

UB's Philosophy Department offers a major and a minor in philosophy. The philosophy major builds the foundation for success in future endeavors. Many of our students are joint or double majors with such departments as Psychology, English, Math, and Computer Science.

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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.

Contact:

Maureen B. Donnelly, PhD

Director of Undergraduate Studies; Associate Professor

Department of Philosophy

127 Park Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-4150

Phone: (716) 645-0143

Email: md63@buffalo.edu