As a student in KU's Department of Philosophy, you will learn about the core areas of philosophy, and use this knowledge to analyze solutions to some of the most pressing problems facing humanity.

The discipline of business ethics began at KU with the pioneering work of Richard De George and KU's Philosophy department remains committed to pressing social and political concerns. Feminist philosophy, social and political philosophy, and moral philosophy are among the highlights of current research and teaching in the department.

The goal of philosophy is to understand ourselves, our world, our values, and the entirety of existence around us.


Career options: 

If you're thinking about going to law school, Philosophy is a fantastic undergrad major choice. Philosophy majors also go on to a number of other careers in business, federal government, publishing and even computer technology. For more information on career possibilities for Philosophy majors, visit the KU Career Center website.

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Advisor name: 
Erin Frykholm
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Undergraduate Advisor
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