What is a philosophy degree?

The study of philosophy across time and cultures promotes self-understanding and self-knowledge, the steppingstones to unraveling broader societal problems. The deep examination of knowledge, reality and existence challenges us to imagine whole new ways of living.

Why study philosophy at Furman?

Professors are accessible, caring, available and eager to mentor. Your philosophy mentors are dedicated to the art of teaching and prepared to shepherd you on your way to building self-awareness, developing reasoning skills, identifying problems and crafting creative solutions. Plan a visit to Furman’s beautiful campus or start your application today.

How will you learn?

Apart from the variety of course offerings, consider one-on-one research with professors who will prepare you to present your findings at scholarly conferences. Choose an internship at a firm devoted to public policy. Study away with fellow undergraduates to gain a new appreciation for other cultures. Take your first steps by contacting admissions or reading more about how to apply.

Featured philosophy courses

  • 99%
    Students who participate in any engaged learning experience
  • 48%
    Students who study away
  • 50%
    Students who collaborate with faculty or engage in independent research

Our faculty

Erik Anderson

Department Chair, Philosophy

Eiho Baba

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Asian Studies

Carmela Epright

Professor of Philosophy

David Gandolfo

Associate Professor of Philosophy; Undergraduate Evening Studies Faculty

Aaron Simmons

Professor of Philosophy

Mark Stone

Professor of Philosophy; Undergraduate Evening Studies Faculty

Sarah Worth

Professor of Philosophy
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Philosophy Major F.A.Q.