Why Philosophy at Valpo?
Valpo philosophy students explore and analyze the views and research methods of humanity’s greatest thinkers, from both Western and non-Western traditions. In doing so, they come to understand how ideas about the meaning of human life, the sources of value, human freedom, the nature of knowledge, and so on, have shaped history and culture. They also become better able to recognize and grapple with the ideas that shape life today, and to devise creative alternatives to them. Apart from the intrinsic interest of the subject matter and the humanistic values served by mastering it, there are strong practical reasons to study philosophy.
The degree can be completed with 31 credits, allowing students flexibility to complete a complementary major.
The career opportunities for Philosophy majors are diverse. It will prepare graduates for a variety of careers.
Experts and Mentors
Professors at Valpo help students develop their knowledge, their career plans, and their curiosity.
– Steven Zittergruen ’02, ELCA Minister and writer for Augsburg Fortress Press
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