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Undergraduate Programs

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As a major or minor in philosophy, you will study with faculty who are deeply committed to teaching excellence and who value working closely with students through advanced seminars and individual research projects.

In addition to general courses on traditional philosophical topics — for example, history of philosophy, metaphysics, ethics, and political philosophy — you may choose from courses dedicated to special areas of investigation, including environmental ethics, philosophy of law, existentialism, and philosophy of language.

As a philosophy major, will be required to complete either a second major, a minor, or a concentration.

Not interested in majoring in philosophy? The department offers two minor tracks as well as core courses in concentrations such as ethics and public policy, law and society, and environment and society.

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Major or Minor in Philosophy

We offer an undergraduate major, a concentration in ethics and public policy, and two minors — one focusing on the history of philosophy, and another that emphasizes work in relation to your major. A variety of elective courses are available to nonmajors.

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Conduct research on your own or in collaboration with fellow students or faculty. You also may choose to apply to the department’s Honors Program, which means you’ll work closely with a professor to create a thesis on a topic of your choice.

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Careers and Internships

As a philosophy major, you will be prepared for almost any professional pursuit you may choose, including careers in business, law, science, health care, education, the media, and nonprofit organizations.

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Study Abroad

Clark’s Study Abroad and Away Program offers opportunities to gain world and workplace experience to complement your on-campus work. You can choose from year-long, semester, and summer opportunities, and earn credit through academic coursework, internships, community-based learning, or research.

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Department of Philosophy

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    11 Loudon Street
    Worcester, MA 01610

  • 1-508-793-7414