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Philosophy Major

Philosophy Major

Philosophy at Messiah College

Are you a questioning person? Do you enjoy thinking about the pros and cons, the whys and why-nots of just about everything?

If you are, then a philosophy major might be right for you.  What can you do with a philosophy major? Plenty!

As you sharpen you critical thinking skills, think deeply about the world, life and your Christian beliefs, you’ll be better equipped to more thoughtfully engage our culture and solve its pressing problems. As a Messiah philosophy major, you’ll share your college experience with other inquisitive students, engaging one another in a careful, systematic investigation of fundamental issues of reality and human experience. 

And your professors, caring and committed Christians, are deeply involved in not only teaching but also in the emerging scholarship and thought of their fields. Your professors will lead you through critical analysis of issues of great cultural significance such as free will, God's relation to the world and to evil, and the nature and origin of morality. 

These experiences will equip you with the sort of background and intellectual skills employers seek – analytical, reasoning, critical thinking, problem-solving and effective communication skills. And did you know that philosophy is considered the best major to pursue if you are considering law school?

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