In order to explore basic questions of human existence, philosophy students at Maryville begin with a historical survey of the great philosophers. Studies then focus on logic, ethics and aesthetics.

Students choosing to minor in philosophy or focus on it as a concentration for a liberal arts degree will gain a detailed understanding of reasoning, human conduct and valuation, as well as an appreciation for method.

Professional/Career Opportunities

The study of philosophy is great preparation for any career. Students who majored in philosophy have successfully completed graduate study in a variety of academic programs and pursued careers in law, higher education and writing. Others have gone on to diverse careers in business.

Degree Offerings and Requirements

Admission Requirements

If you’re interested in joining our Philosophy program, you need to meet the general admissions requirements for the University. We recommend that you complete a variety of high school or college prep courses in English, science, math, social studies and foreign language before applying.