Philosophy at Valpo

Open Book

The Philosophy Department at Valparaiso University is a small but strong department at a highly-ranked Midwestern comprehensive institution. For its size, our department offers a remarkably extensive and well-rounded curriculum, with courses in both Western and non-Western philosophy, historical courses, and courses in contemporary philosophy in both the Analytic and Continental traditions.  Strong connections with the School of Law, the Department of Theology and Valpo's highly respected Honors College, Christ College, enable us to offer philosophy majors, minors, and other lovers of wisdom an even wider range of courses and learning opportunities.

Why Study Philosophy?
Philosophy Club & Events
Links & Resources

Courses in philosophy offer students the opportunity to explore and analyze the views and research methods of humanity’s greatest thinkers as they grapple with enduring questions fundamental to human life.


The Philosophy Club is a student organization open to anyone with an interest in philosophy.  For information, contact the chair of the department at


Want to learn more about philosophy? Here is a collection of useful links to various philosophy related sites on the net.


Contact Information

Department of Philosophy
College of Arts and Sciences
Room 311