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B.A in Philosophy at UHD

The Thinker Statue  photographPhilosophy majors study the history of Western thought and the fundamental theories and institutions of Western society and beyond. Beyond the study of major influencers and movements, The Philosophy program at UHD emphasizes the application of philosophies to address social and political issues.

About the Program

Graduates who earn a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy will have the ability to offer detailed examination of texts, conceptualize and execute research projects, and communicate effectively. These and other competencies will be developed through the study of such topics as:

  • • Moral Issues, Personal & Professional
  • • Logic
  • • Sports Ethics
  • • Power and Political Philosophy
  • • Philosophy of Race or Gender
  • • Film and Philosophy

Why UHD?

  • • Tailor your degree plan to your interests. The philosophy degree program requires ten upper-level courses, half of which are elective. This means students can choose from a range of subjects, or use free electives to get a double major. Philosophy pairs especially well with a degree in English, communication, or history.
  • • Top-notch faculty. The Philosophy program at UHD has a faculty of researchers and authors with publications in scholarly journals such as Philosophy and Social Criticism and books by major publishers.
  • • Preparation for graduate studies. UHD Philosophy majors are prepared to go on to graduate school in philosophy or to engage in advanced study of law and other disciplines.


The study of philosophy develops a student’s capacity for critical thinking, data analysis, and persuasion. These and related abilities, like innovation and problem solving, are attractive to employers. Philosophy graduates secure jobs in varied sectors, including:

  • • Law
  • • Social and Community Services
  • • Higher Education
  • • Government
  • • Religion and Ministry
  • • Medical
  • • Journalism and Publishing
  • Philosophy Faculty

    Sharin Elkholy
    (713) 221-8693

    Jeffrey Jackson
    (713) 221-2793

    Andrew Pavelich
    (713) 221-8094

    Joseph Westfall
    (713) 221-2768


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