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Program Type
Est. Time to Complete
4 Years
School of the Arts, Communication and Global Studies
Delivery Mode
On Campus
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Build practical skills.

Anyone can ask “Why?” But philosophy majors can respond with clear viewpoints, sound arguments, plus the ability to handle complex decision-making. It’s no wonder employers seek out philosophy graduates.

Philosophy is the kind of major anyone can benefit from, because everyone needs to be able to express their thoughts, understand the viewpoints of others, and critically evaluate intellectual problems. As a philosophy major, you’ll study the abiding questions facing humankind: What is the nature of God? Why be moral? Is there an afterlife? What is truth and justice? But you’ll also have extensive instruction in building practical skills that mold you into an ideal candidate for post-graduate studies in law, medicine, business, and more.

Philosophy Courses

Your class schedule will include core courses for your major, Gen Next general education classes, and electives. 

Course NameCourse CodeCredits
Critical ThinkingPHL 2223 Credits
Philosophy and RealityPHL 3313 Credits
Ethics in Theory and PracticePHL 3403 Credits
Humanities SeminarHUM 4023 Credits


Careers in Philosophy

A bachelor’s degree in Philosophy opens up a variety of career opportunities. Some of your options may include:

Ethics Consultant

Public Policy Analyst


Nonprofit Manager

Marketing Analyst


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Build your dream career, one day at a time.

This is day one. From your first semester on campus through graduation day, York College offers expert advice, professional development opportunities, and personalized support to help you navigate the choices that influence your future. 

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Meet the Faculty

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Rory Kraft
Rory Kraft, Ph.D.
Wolf Hall, Room 206A
School of the Arts, Communication and Global Studies
Walter Stepanenko
Walter Stepanenko, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
School of the Arts, Communication and Global Studies
Dennis Weiss
Dennis Weiss, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
School of the Arts, Communication and Global Studies

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