Philosophy Major

What is the true nature of right and wrong? What is justice? Which beliefs, values, and experiences sustain meaningful, fulfilling existence? You'll find out as a philosophy major at Suffolk University.

The Department of Philosophy offers a variety of courses in which you'll study the principles of critical thinking and argumentation that help us address these questions. Here you can take classes on topics from logic to the philosophy of art, from existentialism to environmental ethics, from feminism to the philosophy of race and gender. We also feature courses outside the western tradition, including Chinese philosophy, Buddhism, African philosophy, and Native American religion. In advanced seminars, you'll delve into the works of the great philosophers—Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, and others. 

Your academic experience will also include service learning courses, internships, and study tours that unite theory and practice. Everything leads up to the Senior Symposium, the festive banquet where you and your fellow graduating classmates will present your work to faculty and alumni. And when you graduate, you'll be more than ready for grad school or a career in journalism, politics, academia, research, medicine, or law.

Courses & Requirements

Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.