Embark on a journey of limitless discovery as a USJ Philosophy major.

USJ’s department of Philosophy offers a curriculum that will develop your critical thinking skills and deepen your understanding of the currents of human thought over time.

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As a Philosophy major, you will:

  • Examine the fundamental views of humanity, including humankind's beliefs and practices in the areas of art, science, morality, and religion
  • Benefit from an outstanding curriculum that builds a strong academic foundation through introductory courses like Logic, Discovering Philosophy, and Philosophy Goes to the Movies
  • Pursue specialized courses like Philosophy of Love, Existentialism, Contemporary Ethical Problems, Modern Philosophers, Women Philosophers, and more
  • Have the option to combine a major in Philosophy with a major in another discipline – popular double majors include Philosophy/English, Philosophy/Psychology and Philosophy/Environmental Studies
  • Attend regional professional philosophy conferences


Philosophy majors top the charts of mid-career non-STEM salaries, earning an average of $83,000! (, 2015)

Independent Studies:

You also have the option to devise a course of study tailored to your interests. To supplement the departmental course offerings, students can:

  • Call on the resources of the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education
  • Explore Trinity College’s and the University of Hartford’s excellent Philosophy departments, which frequently welcome USJ students
  • Propose studies to follow your own passion:  recent student-proposed fields of study have included Philosophy of Religion, Japanese Philosophy, and Hegel
  • Evolve independent studies into internship opportunities

Career Opportunities for Philosophy Majors:

  • Business & Industry
  • Consumer Relations Specialist
  • Industrial Relations Specialist
  • Compliance Officer
  • Community Developer
  • Economic Analyst
  • Ethicist
  • Educator
  • Lawyer
  • Philanthropist
  • Physician
  • Information Analyst
  • Government
  • Diplomat
  • Ecologist
  • Judge
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Human Services
  • Developmental Specialist
  • Librarian
  • Non-profit Agency Worker
  • Public Service Worker