Philosophy and Psychology

MajorBachelor of Arts

Exploring Mind, Body, and behavior.

Butler’s Philosophy and Psychology program acquaints you with some of the main figures and fields of western philosophy. At the same time, you will develop an understanding of psychological science and principles of behavior through classroom instruction and hands-on participation in research projects. Overall, you’ll learn about the relationship between scientific and philosophical conceptions of mind, body, and behavior while strengthening your ability to think logically, critically, and ethically.

Program Information


Sample courses in this program include:

  • PL 310 – Symbolic Logic 
  • PL 311 – History of Ancient Philosophy 
  • SW 250-PS – Psychological Inquiry 
  • PS 210 – Research Methods/Statistics I 

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Meet Your Faculty

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Brent Hege
Senior Lecturer – Religion
Department of Philosophy and Religion
Biography Born and raised in southcentral Pennsylvania in one of only two counties in the Commonwealth without a traffic light, Brent Hege earned his BA in Religion and History with a minor in Classics from Gettysburg College (PA) in 1998. He completed…
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Corey Reed
Assistant Professor – Philosophy
Department of Philosophy and Religion
Corey Reed is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and affiliate faculty member in the Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (RGSS) program at Butler University. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehouse College, double majoring in English and…
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Jennifer Berry
Associate Professor, Psychology
Psychology – LAS
Jennifer Berry earned a B.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky, with a concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychopharmacology. She routinely teaches learning, biological basis of behavior, research methods and statistics, and a seminar…
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