What is the self? Does God exist? Why are some actions considered right and others wrong? What is the relationship between the world and us? As a Hanover philosophy student, you will grapple with life’s biggest questions in a remarkably broad range of classes. You also can explore individual interests with accomplished, diverse faculty members. From contemporary political thought to Taoism and Cooking, these courses will challenge you to experiment with new ideas and further your own personal development.

Tracks through the major

Philosophy students get a taste of everything the discipline has to offer. In addition, students can concentrate in specific areas called “tracks.” Tracks are offered in:

  • Pre-law
  • History of western philosophy
  • Analytic philosophy
  • Asian philosophy
  • Ethics and values

What do philosophy majors study?

  • Modern philosophy
  • Classical Greek philosophy
  • Philosophy Seminar 
  • Other topics that interest you, from law to existentialism to formal logic to Zen Buddhism

Previous graduates' career and professional placements have included:

  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps (MO)
  • Solid Light, Inc. (KY)
  • Congressman Dan Burton (IN)
  • Provident Bank (OH)
  • Morgan Stanley Dean Witter (England)

Recent graduate school placements have included:

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Tennessee Technological University
  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • University of Michigan Law School
  • Howard University of Law
  • Penn State University
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Indiana University School of Law
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville

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