College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Major | Minor | Three Year

| Bachelor of Arts

Our undergraduate degree in Philosophy acquaints students with some of the main figures and fields of western philosophy. Through studying philosophical problems, students will strengthen their ability to think logically, critically, and ethically and learn how to accurately express complex new notions about our minds, morals, methodology, and more in both speech and writing.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • PL311, History of Ancient Philosophy
  • PL343, Philosophy of Science
  • PL345, Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy
  • PL346, Philosophy of Mind
  • PL363,  Biomedical Ethics
  • PL364, Ethics & International Relations

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

The Philosophy major can be completed in a total of three years, which includes completing coursework during both summer terms. More information can be found here.

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Foster an ambitious spirit. Cultivate a career.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) attracts the kinds of students who are never satisfied with the status quo. Our quest for knowledge is both timeless and modern. 

We immerse students in the oldest teachings, but also the latest learnings in culture and language, science and technology, psychology and philosophy. In all disciplines, we incorporate research, encouraging students to question everything and meticulously test new theories. Communication is emphasized, teaching students to negotiate, debate, and effectively disseminate information. 

LAS students are committed to being thoughtful practitioners of whatever field they choose, resulting in graduates who are engaged in their careers, active in their communities, and continually learning and leading.