The Philosophy Major is designed for those wanting a basic education in the liberal arts, students preparing for a career in law or government, and students contemplating graduate study in philosophy or a related discipline. The Philosophy major strengthens logical reasoning, critical thinking, analytical skills, and ethical reasoning; it also heightens moral awareness.

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Program Distinctions

  • In 2021, the online Philosophy program was selected twice as one of the best online degree programs from Best Value Schools and Best Colleges.

The Student Experience

  • Fully online, with no set class meeting times 
  • Taught by nationally recognized faculty
  • Learn to analyze, question, solve problems, and make logical arguments
  • Courses available in theoretical and applied philosophy, ethics in the professions
  • Pre-Law concentration available, covering a broad range of skills and knowledge that are of fundamental importance in the field of law

After Graduation

  • The BA in Philosophy program prepares students to have meaningful and productive careers in law, medicine, government and more by developing key skills such as logical reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical skills. 
  • Graduates are prepared to work in a variety of fields such as: law, medicine, journalism, business, social services, education, public service, psychology, nonprofits, and the government. 
  • “A philosophy degree is really good preparation for any job that requires careful thinking and being able to question your assumptions.” – Dr. Heather Gert, associate professor and department head.

ONLINE DEGREE Required State Authorization Language

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UNC Greensboro does not guarantee that programs which fulfill North Carolina licensure requirements will satisfy the criteria of professional licensure boards in other states or territories. For further explanation, visit Professional Licensure.

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