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Philosophy

  • Develop the ability to solve problems, communicate effectively, organize ideas and assess competing perspectives with a degree in Philosophy from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Philosophy is a reasoned pursuit of fundamental truths, a quest for understanding, as study of principles of conduct. At MSUM, you’ll develop fundamental skills enabling to you pursue any career of your choosing, while establishing a comprehensive understanding of logic, ethics, metaphysics and theory of knowledge, as well as gain appreciation of various philosophical ideas.

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  • Benefits of an MSUM Philosophy Degree
    Upper level philosophy courses typically have a low student-faculty ratio, meaning you’ll get plenty of one-on-one advising from your professors.
    You’ll have countless opportunities to work closely with faculty and peers by conducting collaborative or independent research. Recent research topics include religious pluralism, aesthetic dimensions of popular culture, ethics, peace and war, and ancient philosophy, among others.
    Widen your world view by studying Philosophy. You’ll gain a global perspective through courses focusing on Asian philosophy, world religions and more.
    The Philosophy major is an excellent program to prepare you for the graduate program of your choosing, specifically if you’re interested in seminary or law school.
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    Learning Opportunities Beyond the Classroom

    As a Philosophy major at MSU Moorhead, you’ll gain valuable, practical experience outside of the classroom. Join a student organization. Conduct collaborative or independent research. Attend conferences. Enhance your education.

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  • Careers & Outcomes
    A degree in Philosophy is excellent preparation for a broad array of careers. Many of our students continue on to graduate or law school, and find great success in all they do.
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