Intellectual Challenges that Lead to Worldview Changes

If you want to develop a broad range of skills that prepare you for a wide variety of intellectual challenges, you should seriously consider becoming a philosophy major. The philosophy major is designed to meet the needs of four classes of students:

  1. those who have no professional interest in philosophy but who wish to approach a liberal education through the discipline of philosophy;
  2. those who want a composite or interdepartmental major in philosophy and the natural sciences, behavioral sciences, humanities, or creative arts;
  3. those who want an intensive study of philosophy preparatory to graduate study in some other field, such as law, theology, medicine, or education; and
  4. those who are professionally interested in philosophy and who plan to do graduate work in the field and then to teach or write.

Students with a professional interest in philosophy are urged to give early attention to courses in the history of philosophy sequence, metaphysics and epistemology, logic, and ethics.

Careers in Philosophy


Philosophy News

Millikin Model Illinois Government
Academic | Alumni & Friends | College of Arts & Sciences
Legislative Leadership
March 15, 2017, 10:45am
Legislative Leadership Model Illinois Government (MIG) is a student-run simulation that gives Illinois college students the opportunity to write and debate legislation, run for elected...
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Klay Baynar
Alumni & Friends | College of Arts & Sciences | History & Political Science
Alumni Spotlight: Klay Baynar '11
January 18, 2017, 2:15pm
Alumni Spotlight: Klay Baynar '11 Millikin University alumnus Klay Baynar '11 always had some level of interest in becoming a lawyer, but it wasn't until he attended Millikin that he...
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Millikin Ethics Bowl
Academic | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
Millikin students earn spot in National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl
December 9, 2016, 2:30pm
Millikin students earn spot in National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl The Millikin University Ethics Bowl team placed second at the 2016 Upper Midwest Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (IEB)...
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