Philosophy majors at John Carroll have the option of focusing their study within one of four specialized options: History of Philosophy, Critical Social Philosophy, Philosophy, Law, and Politics, and Health, Ethics, and Science.
Philosophy encompasses the systematic study of some of the most fundamental questions regarding existence, nature, knowledge, reality, politics, and morality. It allows students to develop an outlook on life that is broad and reflective and to engage the world rationally and critically. A basic understanding of philosophy and philosophical methods serves as a framework for various other disciplines.
Philosophy majors pursue careers in many fields including education, law, public administration, journalism, health care, communications, and pastoral work.
A philosophy major or minor is universally beneficial since it teaches you to analyze and resolve problems, see problems from different points of view, communicate cogently and persuasively, and integrate knowledge.Learn More
Conduct a philosophical analysis of power and the social and political conditions that create and perpetuate oppression and injustice.Learn More
If you wish to pursue careers in healthcare or the sciences, or areas such as applied ethics, science and technology studies, cognitive science, and philosophy of science, this is for you.Learn More
This option provides an excellent foundation if you are interested in enhancing your liberal arts education or in preparing for advanced study in the field.Learn More
This option provides you with excellent preparation for careers in the legal profession, politics, and government.Learn More