Moral relevance, ethics and the ability to reason

Open your eyes to ideas you didn’t even know existed. With a philosophy degree from Susquehanna University, you’ll learn to analyze, write, persuade and examine both sides of an argument — developing critical thinking skills to improve yourself and the world around you.

Philosophy knocks at the door of the soul. Susquehanna prides itself on offering the rare combination of classical philosophical training with innovative, contemporary and diverse course offerings. You’ll learn from experienced faculty members who represent a broad range of backgrounds, including first-generation college students, people of color and feminists. You and your classmates will engage in fundamental questions about reality, knowledge and value as part of an interdisciplinary intellectual life led by Susquehanna faculty working across several disciplines.

Philosophy graduates have many career options including business, law, medicine, journalism, finance and computer science with one of the fastest salary growth rates. If graduate school is in your future, philosophy majors outperform most other majors on standardized tests for graduate study, outscoring others on the LSATs, GMAT and GREs.

of students can participate in undergraduate research with a faculty mentor
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of students continue their education to become lawyers, doctors or veterinarians 

Philosophy for the generations

Philosophy may have begun in the ancient world, but it is alive and thriving today in the Susquehanna Valley where you have numerous opportunities to put your reasoning and problem-solving skills to work in the classroom, for internships or in the marketplace.

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“Every member of staff in the philosophy department wants to get to know you so they can better guide you in your education. That personal connection immediately pulled me in. Not only are the faculty fabulous but there’s also a strong peer-helping-peer environment that made me feel welcome and comfortable in my quest for knowledge.”

Dominic Yeager ’23

Potential Careers

  • Lawyer
  • Doctor or veterinarian
  • Financial consultant
  • Public health administrator
  • Professor

Recent Employers

  • Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
  • Clark Fork Coalition: Missoula Clark Fork River Protection
  • Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • Springer & Kelly, P.C. Law Office, Windsor, Vermont

Average Salary


2021 median pay for Healthcare Social Worker

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Producing groundbreaking research

Philosophy professor Coleen Zoller challenged centuries of established thought in Plato studies with her debut book, Plato and the Body: Reconsidering Socratic Asceticism.

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Colleen Zoller

Studying for a Degree in Philosophy

Explore the courses you’ll take on your journey to earning a degree in philosophy at Susquehanna.

Explore other programs and opportunities

See the full list of related programs on the School of Humanities page.

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