Philosophy

The Philosophy degree programs at Webster specialize in philosophies that address everyday existence and its concerns. Philosophy students develop a strong background in the areas of general philosophical concern, which prepares them for graduate work in philosophy as well as continued education in other fields.

In addition to traditional courses such as History of Philosophy, Ethics, Political Philosophy, Aesthetics, Epistemology and Logic, Webster 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

Other exciting aspects of the Philosophy programs are the international components: human rights courses offered at Webster's Geneva campus, modern philosophy at Webster Vienna and other study abroad opportunities are available to Webster students. Philosphy students also contribute to an annual journal of student work, Sophia, and organize themselves as the Philosophy Club.

Emphasis in Ethics and Society

Studying as a Philosophy major with an emphasis in Ethics and Society affords students the opportunity to concentrate on ethical, social and political philosophy. Beyond the classroom, students apply philosophical theories to issues and problems arising in public life. The philosophy major offers an option to pursue work in governmental policy making, community service, law, international relations, research review and analysis of professional codes.

Students working toward the BA in Philosophy with an emphasis in Ethics and Society study the ethical issues pertinent to several disciplines, professions and topics. Undergrads also enhance their critical thinking skills, explore the relevance of moral theory to moral decision-making, develop and defend positions of their own and evaluate moral problems through several theoretical frameworks.

Career Opportunities

Webster University philosophy graduates have gone on to pursue careers in law, governmental policy-making, community service, international relations, research review and analysis of professional codes and many pursue advanced studies in philosophy or other disciplines.

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