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Philosophy BA

Department of Literature, Language, Writing, and Philosophy

As the traditional liberal arts discipline that emphasizes questioning, reasoning, and inquiring into all human values, Philosophy provides a rich undergraduate major that can lead students to a variety of career choices. Because students of philosophy develop high degrees of critical thinking skills, they may pursue careers in law, business, and other fields as well as in the traditional career paths for philosophy students in teaching and research.

Required courses include Introduction to Philosophy and Logic, a philosophy seminar, and 21 credits of additional electives in the history of philosophy and special topics like professional ethics, varieties of religion, and social and political philosophy. Students concentrating in philosophy must complete 30 credits (10 courses) of coursework in philosophy.


Odysseus Makridis, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Tel: 973-443-8096

Literature, Language, Writing, and Philosophy Department
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave - M-MS3-01
Madison, NJ 07940

Fairleigh Dickinson University Mansion
Office Location
Third Floor, side wing staircase
Hennessy Hall (Mansion)