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Philosophy Major

BA in Philosophy
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Degree Plan

A degree in philosophy offers a unique course of study. As the American Philosophical Association says, "Philosophy is quite unlike any other is a reasoned pursuit of fundamental truths, a quest for understanding, a study of principles of conduct. It seeks to establish standards of evidence, to provide rational methods of resolving conflicts and to create techniques for evaluating ideas and arguments. Philosophy develops the capacity to see the world from the perspective of other individuals and other cultures; it enhances one's ability to perceive the relationships among the various fields of study; and it deepens one's sense of the meaning and varieties of human experience."



The analytical, rhetorical and writing skills developed through the study of philosophy provide ideal preparation for a wide range of careers, including, business, education, journalism, law. More information regarding job titles, salary information of Cougar Alumni as well as national salary information can be found at Cougar Careers . For assistance in career planning and development, please visit University Career Services .

Contact Information

Department of Philosophy
513 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, TX 77204
Phone: 713-743-3010

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