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, creative arts, or business;
  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.

For more info, go to our Philosophy & Pre-Law Flier.

View all the possible Careers in Philosophy.

Fall 2022 Philosophy Course Descriptions

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Fall 2021 Philosophy Course Descriptions

Spring 2021 Philosophy Course Descriptions


Philosophy News

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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Millikin Philosophy Department
Academic | Alumni & Friends | College of Arts & Sciences
Student of the Law
October 7, 2016, 10:30am
Student of the Law Millikin University graduate Haley Carr '12 has a love for critical thinking and a passion for justice. A philosophy major while attending Millikin, Carr recently began...
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Moot Court
Academic | Alumni & Friends | College of Arts & Sciences
Millikin students excel at Model Illinois Government
March 4, 2016, 10:00am
Millikin University student attorneys and delegates took part in the 38th annual Model Illinois Government (MIG) simulation held Feb. 25-28 at the Illinois State Capital Complex in...
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