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Philosophy

What's Unique About This Major?

National studies of college graduate test scores attest to the success of philosophy students. They consistently score better than nearly all other majors on the Graduate Record Exam, GMAT and LSAT.

The philosophy program at UW-Green Bay emphasizes the History of Philosophy. Students are taught to appreciate the historical context of history’s more influential philosophers, and to apply historical thinking to contemporary problems. Each of our faculty specializes in a different area of the History of Philosophy, providing our majors with an introduction to the history and present state and concerns of philosophy which is equal to any and superior to most introductions available at other universities.

The Philosophy program is maintained by a carefully selected, highly qualified and motivated faculty whose collective expertise covers the entire history of philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, value theory, social and political philosophy, and philosophy of logic and religion. We are particularly strong in Ancient, Medieval, and Modern philosophy, as well as the ethical, metaphysical, and epistemological issues these areas raise. This is evidenced in particular by our faculty’s contributions to the professional literature in these areas, about which they are always happy to talk about with students.