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Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

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Explore the Meaning of Life While Making Your Own More Meaningful 

When you study Philosophy, you’ll explore some big questions: What is the nature of ultimate reality? How should we live our lives? What is knowledge, and what does it mean to know anything?  

Rosemont’s Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy dives into these questions and many others, providing insight into the human condition while immersing students in diverse perspectives on our existence and the world. 

During your course of study, you’ll master practical skills that are essential to success in any career, including problem-solving, critical and creative thinking, clear communication, and strategies for making effective arguments and reasoned decisions. Many courses focus on applied ethics, providing you with the philosophical and theoretical knowledge you'll need to tackle real-world ethical issues—especially useful in fields such as business, law, medicine, science, and social work. 

In addition to preparing you for a successful career, majoring in Philosophy is just as enriching to your personal life. There are countless opportunities for intellectual growth, introducing you to new ways of thinking and deepening your appreciation for the values and activities that lead to a meaningful life. 

Why Study Philosophy at Rosemont? 

Rosemont’s intentionally small class size allows our students to make deep connections to their peers and professors, helping you find your unique voice and expanding your professional opportunities. Our intimate academic environment means that you’ll be an active participant in your learning: contributing to discussions, engaging with different viewpoints, and thinking critically about your own.   

We realize that figuring out your calling is a process, so Philosophy faculty serve as mentors, truly getting to know each student’s talents and ambitions. From discussing the best classes for your goals to introducing you to career paths you may not have known existed, professors and advisors support you through every step of your academic journey.   

Outside the classroom, Rosemont’s location in suburban Philadelphia offers easy access to exciting jobs and internships in research, politics, public policy, education, for-profit and non-profit business, and several other industries.  

Coursework Examples 

PHI 0230: Logic: The Art of Reasoning 
PHI 0243: Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy 
PHI 0271: Leadership Ethics 
PHI 0355: Thinking About Art and Beauty 
PHI 0305: Philosophy Goes to the Movies: Thinking About Film 

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Look Forward to a Successful Future 

The practical skill set and theoretical knowledge you’ll gain as a Philosophy major are a- valuable asset to a variety of professional paths. In fact, those who study Philosophy are consistently among the top scorers on the GRE, LSAT, and GMAT—entrance exams to graduate study in the humanities, law, and business. Jobs for graduates with a BA in Philosophy include: 

  • Lawyer 
  • Business leader 
  • Nonprofit administrator 
  • Political scientist 
  • Policy analyst
  • Management consultant
  • Professor
  • Social worker 


From Our Alumni

Vincent Carchidi

"One of the greatest benefits of studying philosophy is acquiring a uniquely rigorous set of skills. These skills are both personal and intellectual, allowing you to decipher day-to-day events in a distinctive yet grounded way. It provides a way of thinking that increases your ability to think clearly about your personal problems and your professional challenges. More than this, philosophy complements and enhances the broadest range of interests and responsibilities, whether they are intellectual or in the workplace. At the end of the day, studying philosophy puts you in the unique position of being able to not only understand your own beliefs more clearly, but also in recognizing the problems and potential you carry in your everyday life." - Vincent Carchidi

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