Why Study Philosophy at Elms College?

It is what separates humans from the rest of the animal kingdom. It has built and destroyed empires. Socrates died for it. "It" is philosophy - a process that promotes reason and free thought to examine some of life's biggest questions. 

Our philosophy minor offers a breadth of perspective on the field. The courses complement each other, exploring such topics as theories of human nature, philosophy of art, and applications of ethics.

What Can You Do With a Philosophy Degree?

Students who study philosophy often discover that it becomes the conceptual foundation of their major, and they acquire analytical skills that transfer to many careers. Philosophy can prepare students for careers in law, education, or business.

What's the Next Step?

Take a look at the curriculum for our program, contact us to learn more, or sign up for a campus visit. Ready to apply? You can do it online.



Division of Humanities and Fine Arts
Jason Murphy
Assistant Professor of Philosophy