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Specialized Tracks In Philosophy

Students interested in pursuing particular professional careers might wish to pursue one of the following tracks in philosophy. These lists of courses are intended as guidelines, and students should consult with one of the department’s undergraduate advisors about courses that will best fulfill their needs and interests.

COUNSELING/MINISTRY TRACK

For students who are interested in pursuing advanced study or careers in counseling, or positions within organizations with a religiously oriented mission

  • PHIL 331: Philosophy of Religion
  • PHIL 381: Ethical Theory
  • PHIL 418: Phenomenology and Existentialism
  • PHIL 208: Philosophy of Education
  • PHIL 441: Medieval Philosophy

HUMANITIES TRACK

For students who are interested in pursuing careers, or advanced study in, writing, education, or the arts

  • PHIL 331: Philosophy of Religion
  • PHIL 330: Philosophy of Art
  • PHIL 424: Philosophy of Language
  • PHIL 371: Philosophy of Literature
  • PHIL 208: Philosophy of Education

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

For students interested in pursuing careers related to such fields as computer programming and software development

  • PHIL 341: Symbolic Logic I
  • PHIL 351: Theory of Knowledge
  • PHIL 424: Philosophy of Language
  • PHIL 342: Symbolic Logic II
  • PHIL 205: Technology and Human Values

LAW TRACK:

For students interested in attending law school

  • PHIL 307: Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  • PHIL 332: Social and Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 381: Ethical Theory
  • PHIL 334: Philosophy of Law
  • PHIL 415: American Philosophy

Fore information on the Pre-Law Certificate, see here

For information on the SEAL Program, see here

MEDIA STUDIES TRACK

For students who are interested in pursuing careers in the media and communication fields

  • PHIL 351: Theory of Knowledge
  • PHIL 330: Philosophy of Art
  • PHIL 419: Current Continental
  • PHIL 375: Philosophy of Visual Media
  • PHIL 205: Technology and Human Values

MEDICAL ETHICS TRACK

For students who are interested in pursuing careers in the medical profession, including doctor, nurse, health-care professional, hospital administrator

  • PHIL 305: Philosophy of the Natural Sciences
  • PHIL 320: Philosophy of Mind
  • PHIL 381: Ethical Theory
  • PHIL 480: Medical Ethics
  • PHIL 483: Professional Ethics

PUBLIC SERVICE/GOVERNMENT TRACK

For students interested in pursuing careers in the public sector, such as public office, foreign service, or civil service

  • PHIL 307: Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  • PHIL 332: Social and Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 415: American Philosophy
  • PHIL 334: Philosophy of Law
  • PHIL 111: Contemporary Moral Issues