The Department of Philosophy
What is philosophy? Philosophy is an academic
discipline that draws together questions and knowledge from all the
other disciplines and infuses them with our own, real-life experiences
so that we can better understand ourselves and our place in the order of
Who studies philosophy?
Independent thinkers like you.
People who want to live meaningful lives and contribute to the common good.
Philosophy is the major of choice for people who not only want to be challenged, but also want that challenge to pay off in excellent job-market preparation through interesting, mind-expanding courses and hands-on, experiential learning.
Philosophy at FHSU: Forward thinking. World ready.
FHSU's On-Campus and Online
Philosophy degrees prepare you to succeed in a current job or to take advantage of tomorrow’s shifting workplace. How? When you study philosophy, you acquire skills and qualities that today’s and tomorrow’s employers desperately seek in employees:
- Advanced critical thinking
- Creative problem-solving
- Moral training that helps you find ‘win-win’ solutions to human problems
- Sensitivity to global and environmental issues
- The ability to understand the viewpoints of people from other cultures and perspectives
- A superior ability to state your views, verbally and in writing
So, what do you think? Ready to tackle the big questions of life along with other big thinkers like Epicurus, Thomas Aquinas, Susan Langer, Confucius, Simone de Beauvoir, Rene Descartes, Ayn Rand and Woody Allen? Ready for a challenge that pays off in intellectual agility and superior job-market preparation? If so, then contact The Department of Philosophy or email its Chair, Dr. Rice, today.
Why Study Philosophy?
Graduates in Action
Who are you?
John Allen. FHSU Philosophy Graduate
What do you do?
I'm the Vatican correspondent and analyst for CNN
So, what's your story?
“Much of what one studies provides content, but the Philosophy
Department taught me how to think – how to go to the root of problems,
how to think systematically, how to quickly separate secondary questions
from core issues. I couldn’t do my work as a journalist without that