BA in Philosophy

By studying Philosophy at Webster, you'll enter a vibrant atmosphere of intellectual inquiry that will engage your mind and make a difference in your life. The program's aim is to have a positive, transforming affect on our students -- to help you understand yourself with greater insight and to act in the world for the better.

We specialize in philosophies that address everyday existence and its concerns. In addition to traditional courses such as History of Philosophy, Ethics, Political Philosophy, Aesthetics, Epistemology, and Logic, our students particularly enjoy courses such as:

  • Philosophy and Women
  • International Human Rights
  • Pragmatism
  • Philosophy and Film
  • Philosophy of Sex and Love
  • Existentialism
  • Philosophy and Psychoanalysis
  • Environmental Ethics

An exciting aspect of our program is its international component, with human rights courses offered at Webster's Geneva campus and modern philosophy at Webster Vienna. These and other study abroad opportunities are conveniently accessible to all Webster students.

Outside of the classroom, our students edit an annual journal of student work, Sophia, and organize themselves as the Philosophy Club.

Career Opportunities

Webster University philosophy graduates have gone into law, governmental policy-making, community service, international relations, research review, and analysis of professional codes.

Many pursue advanced studies in philosophy or other disciplines at schools such as American University in D.C., Washington University in St. Louis, University of Colorado, Southern Illinois University, and the New School for Social Research in New York.

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