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

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The University of West Georgia’s Philosophy Program is home to researchers and educators who believe that the unexamined life is not worth living.

Imagine investigating vital topics--such as morality, race, gender, law, the meaning of life, and the nature of human existence--in small, discussion-oriented classes led by passionate and supportive professors, and alongside other students who are committed to the pursuit of truth and wisdom.

Studying philosophy helps students develop the critical thinking, writing, and speaking skills valued by a wide variety of employers, as well imparting creative problem-solving abilities, self-knowledge, and curiosity that continue to enhance students’ lives long after they’ve graduated.

Philosophy faculty are committed to our students’ intellectual development and success and to creating a diverse and inclusive learning environment. We welcome you to our program!

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Interdisciplinary Programs

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Interdisciplinary Program: Religion

Students in this pathway learn theories and methods enabling them to address questions about religion and spirituality by integrating insights, methods, and techniques from multiple relevant disciplines, including Anthropology, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, and more.

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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

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Main Office: Gunn Hall B-120

Faculty Offices: Boyd Building 2nd Floor