Department of Philosophy, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Philosophy is among the oldest intellectual disciplines. Among the questions dealt with in philosophy courses are “What is knowledge?”, “What is truth?”, and “Does God exist?” The Philosophy Department believes that consideration of these, and related questions, is fundamental to being educated and, as such, should be of interest to all students. The Department offers a wide range of courses in most of the traditional areas of philosophical concern such as ethics, epistemology, logic, metaphysics, and the history of philosophy.
Why Consider a Philosophy Major?
Work in Philosophy fits well into many pre-professional programs, including law school. Emphasizing, as it does, careful, deep, critical analysis of concepts and problems, Philosophy is an excellent major for students who will seek positions in business and government which require a liberal arts background.
Attorney | Analyst | Diplomat | Lobbyist | News Writer | Journalist | Clergy | Critic
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
Students wishing to declare should contact the department chair or manager. Additional information is available on the department website at chss.wwu.edu/philosophy.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.