Philosophy

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Minor

The philosophy program at Grand Valley State University is designed for students who are interested in examining life's deepest questions, and applying this study to the community and world.

Program Offerings at Grand Valley

Philosophy graduates receive a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. The curriculum is designed to facilitate interdisciplinary study. In addition to an interdisciplinary curriculum, philosophy students are encouraged to take advantage of the study abroad program. A philosophy minor is also available. Visit www.gvsu.edu/philosophy/.

Coursework

Philosophy students receive a broad education in the subject, covering topics like:

  • Aesthetics
  • Eastern philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Great philosophers
  • Logic
  • Social and political philosophy

Career Options

Many law schools and seminaries encourage philosophy as an undergraduate degree. Philosophy is also closely associated with such fields as:

  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Teaching

Why Study Philosophy at Grand Valley?

  • Faculty are published scholars and researchers who are deeply committed to undergraduate philosophy education.
  • The major emphasizes learning the history of philosophy as the foundation for further study and application.
  • Courses are offered in all major contemporary schools of philosophical thought as well as in non-Western traditions.
  • The Undergraduate Teaching Apprentice Program, Community Working Classics, China Summer School, Philosophy Colloquium/Speakers Series, and the Philosophical Society of GVSU offer out-of-classroom opportunities.

For More Information

Department of Philosophy
www.gvsu.edu/philosophy
(616) 331-2114
Admissions Office
www.gvsu.edu/admissions

I found all of my professors to be very interested in my holistic education; not just my education as it pertained to philosophy. The accessibility of the professors directly contributed to the strength of my education.

Joshua Meyers
PHILOSOPHY ALUMNUS

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