Undergraduate Program

The courses we offer cover most fields of philosophical inquiry and range from introductory surveys suitable for all students to advanced seminars for students majoring in philosophy or related disciplines. Many of our courses satisfy the GER7 (Religious, Social, and Philosophical Thought), several others satisfy the GER4A (History and Culture in the European Tradition). Most of our courses will also fulfill requirements in the new COLLEGE (COLL) curiculum, which is being introduced in Fall 2015. Nearly all of them will help you to hone your writing skills.  Philosophy lies at the very heart of a sound liberal arts education, and it provides an especially strong foundation for professions in which analysis and argumentation are particularly advantageous, such as law.

Interested students can use the links at the left to view more information about our courses and requirements. If you are considering a philosophy major, we would be happy to talk with you more about what philosophical training can do for you. Just get in touch with us by using the info on our contact page. Also, you might be interested to read what the New York Times has to say about it, or take a look at some of Rutgers' helpful links on the value of an undergraduate degree in philosophy.