Philosophy Major

As Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes." Choose your career path with possibilities through our Philosophy major.

What You'll Study

You'll be introduced to the world of philosophy and challenged to think critically. You'll gain an appreciation for the history of the discipline and analyze philosophy in ancient and medieval societies while also taking courses to study logic and professional ethics.

Not only will you expand your way of thinking, you'll also broaden your career opportunities. A degree in philosophy prepares you for a career in law, professional or medical ethics, the ministry and several other fields requiring a liberal arts background.


  • Philosophy Major

    Students take seven core courses for a total of 31 credit hours within the major requirements.

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  • Philosophy Pre-Counseling Track

    If you're considering graduate work in counseling, mental health or another service-based profession, you have the option of pursuing the Pre-Counseling track within the Philosophy major. You'll take psychology and counseling courses in addition to your major requirements.

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Internships and Jobs


  • Boys and Girls Club of Youngstown
  • The Raymond John Wean Foundation
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Youngstown


  • Rockwell Automation
  • U.S. Government
  • Grower's Organic
  • Youngstown State University