Philosophy major

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Do you like to ask questions about what is going on around you? Are you an analytical thinker who likes to deconstruct thoughts and arguments? If so, you might want to consider a degree in philosophy at Central College. Central offers wide variety of courses in philosophy including topics in logic, the history of western philosophy and religion as disciplines with the humanities. Most philosophy majors choose to double major or minor in another field. Many students choose to also study mathematics or psychology. Graduates have gone on to graduate studies in philosophy, theology, law, medicine, educational administration, work as paralegal specialists and teach English in China.



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Sample Schedule

A typical first-year schedule includes:

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Central College is one of the most beautiful college campuses you'll find. A perfect mix of old and new, our buildings reflect our history and our future. Central's distinctive library is spacious and a popular haven with more then 230,000 volumes, computer stations, a multimedia collection and an extensive online computerized catalog.


No matter what your interests are, Central has a student group or organization that you’ll want to join! Click here to learn how you can get involved with groups and organizations at Central. Philosophy students might be interested in Central’s Philosophy Club and the philosophy honor society, Phi Sigma Tau.

Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to study abroad with Central College to enhance their development as global citizens. Academic opportunities and internship programs also are available in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York City. Learn more about Central’s study abroad programs.