As a Philosophy student, you will be exposed to a breadth of information in the major areas of philosophical study, and you will have the chance to pursue an in-depth understanding of at least one philosophical theme or philosopher. Through exposure to service and Edgewood College's core values, you will also learn about the opportunities to employ practical aspects of complex philosophical concepts.
We focus on engaged Philosophy, which is aimed at helping create a just, compassionate, and peaceful world; small classes and hence one-on-one contact with faculty; required Independent Study enables in-depth pursuit of students’ interests.
Philosophy minors are well prepared for graduate school, and tend to perform very well on various post-graduate entrance exams such the LSAT, GRE and GMAT. Many organizations recognize the importance of clear thinking and writing, and seek out philosophy students for a wide array of fields.
Working in the environmental education field, I know that as educators we are trying to instill in students that same environmental ethic. We are arguing the case for the plants and animals that cannot speak for themselves. I have always been proud of my choice to minor in Philosophy and thank the faculty at Edgewood College for making the subject practical, stimulating, and valuable.Tom Quinn ’99