Your future in Philosophy

Corporations, institutions and businesses are particularly interested in people who can think, communicate and write effectively. These are the skills you'll acquire through studying philosophy. You can find a career in:

  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Public administration
  • Public service
  • Publishing

You'll also be prepared to enroll in any graduate program. Philosophy students consistently outscore other disciplines on LSAT and GRE exams for verbal and analytic reasoning skills.

What we offer

We have a complete program of study in the history of Western and non-Western philosophy and religion, including an emphasis on non-western religions and comparative religion. Our course work not only provides insight into the world's cultural heritage but also into every other field of study in the sciences and humanities. In addition, our department focuses specifically on questions concerning the environment, with topics like environmental ethics, environmental policy, and religion and ecology.

Our faculty members are outstanding teachers and scholars, including leading authorities on environmental ethics, philosophy of science and technology, and continental philosophy. They have written hundreds of books and articles, and many are considered international experts in their areas.

The department sponsors several scholarships to help you pursue your degree. All philosophy majors are eligible for scholarships.

What to expect

Our rigorous curriculum introduces you to methods of thinking about the timeless questions of truth, beauty, goodness, and justice as you encounter these central areas of philosophy:

  • Aesthetics (What is beauty?)
  • Epistemology (What do I know and how do I know it?)
  • Ethics (What should I do?)
  • Human nature (Who/what am I?)
  • Metaphysics (What is reality?)
  • Politics (What is justice?)

Because of our specialty in environmental philosophy, we also offer a variety of related courses: environmental justice, the philosophy of food, philosophy of technology, Eastern religion and the environment, among others.

Earning the degree requires completing 30 credit hours of philosophy course work in addition to the university and college requirements. For more information on degree requirements, visit our website.

The Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.