- 1Students who study Philosophy develop critical thinking and problem solving skills needed in every field of work.
- 2Philosophy students examine why the world is the way it is. Thus, they gain insight into themselves and those around them.
- 3Studying Philosophy will open numerous doors for you. For example, many Philosophy students go to law school, pursue graduate studies, or use their undergraduate degrees as preparation for business work, where skills to write and think clearly are essential.
Why Study Philosophy at Saint Joseph's College?
Our Philosophy minor focuses on the discovery and nurturing of reason, analytical thought, and investigating fundamental values and truth. That said, the study of Philosophy is applicable to countless career paths, including business, law, education, and more. Students who minor in Philosophy at SJC are often Psychology or Political Science majors.
Philosophy and Religion – major that offers students the opportunity to investigate the ultimate questions about life, reality, truth, and value in a systematic way. The major is ideal for those who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in Philosophy or a variety of Philosophy-related careers.
Where Philosophy Meets Core
A minor in Philosophy is an excellent complement to SJC’s Core Program. Both Core and our Philosophy minor are designed to teach students to investigate some of life’s ultimate questions in a logical, systematic way. As a result, our Philosophy minors become skilled in analysis and critical thinking.
Dedication to Excellence
SJC’s Philosophy alumni have a history of success. For example, most of our Philosophy alumni pursue graduate studies in Philosophy or attend law school. In order to prepare our students for their future endeavors, we offer classes such as Introductory Logic. The class teaches students the values and skills of valid reasoning through logic and is an excellent foundation for students preparing for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
Faculty and Class Size
Our Department of Philosophy and Religion consists of professors and clergy who hold doctoral degrees in their fields of expertise. In classes ranging between 7 and 10 students, our Philosophy and Religion faculty members can tailor classes to meet students’ needs and give their students the personal attention they deserve.