Our Department

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The Philosophy Department at UB has a faculty with expertise across broad areas of the discipline. We have a large PhD program, and we also offer an MA with several specialized concentration options. Undergraduates may pursue either a major or a minor, and joint or double majors with other disciplines are also encouraged.

The Department has cross-disciplinary ties with other units of the University, including the Romanell Center for Clinical Ethics and the Philosophy of Medicine, and the UB Departments of Biomedical Informatics,  Computer Science, and Geography. The Department also hosts the National Center for Ontological Research

Our faculty and affiliate faculty are active in UB's School of Law,  Center for Cognitive Science,  Confucius Institute, and, the Humanities Institute.

  • 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.
  • External Research Funding
    This list represents a total of $16 million (estimated*) external funding awards that support research, visiting postdoctoral scholars and graduate students in the UB Department of Philosophy.**
  • Our Role in UB's Strategic Plan
    The Department of Philosophy adds strength to UB's strategic plan in five specific areas:
  • Diversity and Inclusion
    University at Buffalo, Department of Philosophy
    Statement Regarding Diversity and Inclusion
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