The study of philosophy answers questions about the way we live by exploring art, literature, history, social science, mathematics and natural science. The philosophy program at NMU helps you find your own answers, while becoming articulate in speaking, writing, thinking and reasoning. In the process, you will receive training in analytical thinking and problem solving -- invaluable skills for any career.
Our faculty members work closely with students to provide a well-balanced education in traditional as well as contemporary philosophy. You will often use current events and real-world situations to explore different aspects of behaviors and reactions and examine theories set in global, multicultural environments. You will learn how professionals work in business, healthcare and technology, for instance, deal with ethical issues on a daily basis, or discuss the junctures of religion and science with clergy members and biologists. Learn more about the practical value of philosophy.
Employers value our graduates' abilities to comprehend difficult material and to think and write clearly and logically. Many NMU philosophy students have gone on to careers in business, journalism, politics and public service, while others continue their education and become professors, lawyers and doctors. Read more about careers for philosophers.