Studying philosophy at Transylvania will provide you with a solid historical foundation in the discipline and strengthen your reasoning, writing, and critical thinking skills.
Not only will philosophy help you come to terms with some of life's most important questions, it will provide you with the tools, background, and resources to carefully scrutinize the difficult ethical issues that face professionals and all citizens today.
Philosophy explores the basic concepts of self-identity, knowledge, reality, and morality. You will examine many issues related to your own life, and in turn develop a deeper appreciation for whatever field you may enter.
Every life and every profession demands ethical scrutiny. That's why so many pre-med, pre-law, science, art, and business students also study philosophy. Philosophy is among the most highly regarded preparatory majors for law school, medical school, and other graduate programs. In fact, philosophy majors consistently score well on the Graduate Record Examinations and Law School Admission Test.
Interdisciplinary learning is a key component of the Transylvania philosophy program. Students connect their philosophical inquiries to other fields, including biology, religion, women's studies, and political science, to broaden their understanding of the world.
Transylvania students benefit from several distinctive extracurricular dimensions of the philosophy program. Examples include membership in Sophia, the philosophical society and oldest student group on campus; planning a Transylvania philosophy conference for undergraduates from around the country; receiving complimentary copies of The Philosophers' Magazine; and road trips to present work at professional conferences. Our philosophy program not only has solid classes and award winning teaching, but also a special kind of culture and society that extends beyond the classroom.