Philosophy and Liberal Studies Department
*This program is not accepting incoming students as new majors. The minor is open to all students.
**This program is not accepting incoming students as new majors.
The Philosophy major is designed to help students with their most important project—developing their own morally coherent identities and world views. It offers courses that take students through the beginnings of philosophy to contemporary applications of philosophy to present-day problems.
The Liberal Studies major allows students to branch out over three disciplines or conceptual frameworks of the traditional liberal arts. Students then synthesize their knowledge experiences through several thematic courses offered by the department.
Besides giving all students a solid foundation in values and self-knowledge, both of these programs prepare students for graduate study in law, medicine and business. Cabrini philosophy and liberal studies majors have gone on to successful careers in these fields, as well as many others.
Most importantly, these majors prepare students for a rich and full life, one that takes pleasure in learning and never loses its sense of wonder.
Careers in Philosophy and Liberal Studies
Cabrini philosophy majors work in a variety of careers and many go on to graduate school for philosophy, law, public policy, or public administration, as well as teaching philosophy at the college level.
Students often combine philosophy with some other major like psychology, history, or business, which gives them a chance to study what they love—philosophy—and still have some career preparation in another discipline.
Philosophy majors do very well in law school and other graduate school programs, because they have the necessary critical-thinking skills. Many go into some kind of writing or communications job for the same reasons.
Liberal studies majors also have a broad range of careers to choose from. The skills gained are the very same skills that employers most seek. The student’s career choice will depend on his/her focus within the liberal arts.
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: https://plato.stanford.edu/
Online encyclopedia of philosophy with peer-reviewed, original philosophy papers.
- Philosophy Now Magazine: https://philosophynow.org/
The first general philosophy magazine.
- NY Times: The Stone: https://www.nytimes.com/column/the-stone
A forum for contemporary philosophers and other thinkers on issues both timely and timeless.
- Philosophy Talk: https://www.philosophytalk.org/
A talk radio program co-hosted by philosophy professors from Stanford University.
- Perseus Project: http://perseus.uchicago.edu/
Digital collections of humanities resources.
- Carrying a (Welding) Torch for Philosophy: https://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2015/11/16/456185367/carrying-a-welding-torch-for-philosophy
Interview with Stanford University philosophy professor Kenneth A. Taylor.