Philosophy

The Philosophy major provides a solid foundation in the history of philosophy.  It also provides an in-depth study of specific subject areas including logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, and metaphysics. This dual emphasis cultivates students' capacity for critical analysis, stimulates independent thinking and promotes sound reasoning based on knowledge, moral discrimination and religious insight. Available courses include:

  • Law, Science, and Society
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Philosophy of Science
  • History of Medicine
  • Philosophical Issues in Feminism

The Philosophy Department offers a Pre-Law track as well as a Medical Concentration. Studying philosophy provides excellent preparation for the problem solving, critical thinking and analytical writing essential for the law and medical professions. Philosophy is also offered as a minor for students wishing to enhance another academic major.

Graduates of the Baylor Department of Philosophy successfully pursue careers in law, teaching, ministry, medicine, politics, banking, business management, sales, public relations, publishing, city management, university administration, hospital administration, counseling and other areas of human service.

Baylor offers many study abroad programs.  One in particular that is ideal for Religion, Philosophy and Great Texts majors is Baylor in St. Andrews.  Located in Scotland, it is a wonderful opportunity for students to study at one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world.  

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