B.A. in Philosophy

Are you an independent thinker? Do you like to consider complex problems? Our students ask the big philosophical questions and learn how different cultures have addressed these questions. They learn to think and speak clearly, analyze situations and arguments, and logically assess issues and problems. These skills make our graduates ready to creatively solve the challenges they will face in their future careers.

The program of study in philosophy offers a Bachelor of Arts degree. All majors take several general requirements, including a foreign language through FL 2002 and a three-hour senior seminar.  Our courses provide an in-depth study of western and non-western philosophies to help students better understand and appreciate human experience across time and cultures, and to work more productively in a global context. Philosophy majors are expected to demonstrate:

  • General knowledge of philosophical traditions and their social and historical contexts;
  • Knowledge of varied philosophical questions, problems, and issues; relevant social and historical contexts; and various methodological approaches to them;
  • Ability to conduct philosophical research;
  • Ability to read and think critically; and
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


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For more information on specific classes, see our Philosophy degree information in the KSU Undergraduate Catalog.

Philosophy Course Projections for Spring 2022 - Fall 2025

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Philosophy Majors After College


Further your Philosophy degree and explore the Double Owl program.

Interested in pursuing a Master's degree at KSU? Consider one of the Double Owl pathways matched with your philosophy degree to complete your education faster.

B.A. in Philosophy / M.S. in Conflict Management
B.A. in Philosophy / M.S. in Cybersecurity
B.A. in Philosophy / M.A. in Professional Writing
B.A. in Philosophy / M.P.A. in Public Administration