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Major in thinking.

Philosophy students prepare for a wide variety of careers by examining the deepest and most fundamental questions facing human beings. 

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UWG Philosophy is here to help you pursue an examined life.

Imagine a life pursuing wisdom and self-knowledge. Imagine investigating exciting topics—like morality, the meaning of life, law and justice, personal identities, etc.—in small, diverse, and inclusive discussion classes. Imagine impressing employers with brilliant reasoning, writing, and speaking skills. Make your life an examined life by majoring in Philosophy at UWG.

Philosophy Degrees

B. A.

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Philosophy

  • Optional Concentration in Law, Justice, and Society
  • Optional Concentration in Religion




Certificate Program

Ethics Certificate

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Our Graduates Succeed

Philosophy alumni have gone on to pursue careers in business, law, library science, psychology, and religion, and they have obtained graduate degrees in institutions including Harvard, Duke, Emory, Mercer, Boston College, the University of Alabama, the University of Georgia, and the University of Tennessee.

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Unmatched Courses

“Every class that I have taken at UWG has made me better. My philosophy classes have inspired me to be a well-informed thinker and a person who searches for what is right.”

– Nathan Azarowicz '20, currently a student at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School

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Emily Tillman

"The philosophy program prepared me both for my career and to be a well informed and dedicated member of my community. The faculty is knowledgeable, attentive, and invested in student success within the classroom and beyond it."

– Emily Tillman '22, Academic Advisor for UWG's Richards College of Business

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