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Philosophy BA

Philosophy, B.A.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy at St. Francis College provides students with a solid foundation for graduate study in philosophy, as well as careers that developed analytical and critical skills such as medicine, law, health care, journalism, business, and more. The program teaches students to think, reason, and communicate clearly, which are in-demand skills for a range of high paid jobs.

Promoting an understanding of the nature, purpose, and importance of the philosophical enterprise, the Philosophy program at SFC invites students to engage in seeking and answering their own philosophical questions. The program emphasizes the value of critical thinking as the best way to distinguish what is worth doing and what is not.

Underlying the focused, outcomes-driven curriculum is SFC’s robust General Education Program, which is the cornerstone of SFC and affirms its mission to graduate educated, well-rounded individuals who enter the workforce and work to change and culturally diversify the world.


St. Francis College students receive the enhanced Terrier 360 system of wrap-around support from day one to after graduation. Within the robust support, students gain in-depth insight and guidance to academic, internship, and career path options via the Center for Student Success, Center for Career Exploration, and Center for Learning and Leadership.

Additionally, numerous academic, cultural, and special interest student clubs and organizations on campus offer opportunities for peer and professional networking and engagement.


Qualified students seeking an additional academic challenge can participate in the St. Francis Honors Program, where students participate in a series of small, intensive seminars, trips, and other activities that lead towards a senior thesis.

The College is also home to 15 national honor societies and its own Duns Scotus Honors Society which recognizes students for their academic and community achievements.


Our graduates come from all walks of life, with one thing in common: the desire and drive to serve their communities.



The Philosophy major stresses the history of philosophy and its practical applications. It also respects the diversity of students’ interests and goals by allowing them the flexibility to tailor their own program by selecting courses that interest them and that complement their minor and programs such as those in Psychology, Education, English, Women’s and Gender Studies, American Studies or Communication Arts.

The full curriculum can be found here.

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