HSS is the cornerstone of St. Mary's liberal arts and Marianist education. With more than 20 disciplines to choose from, this is the largest school on campus.
Through systematic study of diverse issues and methodology, majors develop disciplined thinking and problem-analysis skills. They are well prepared for graduate study as well as for careers in business and law professions.
The Philosophy minor introduces students to critical reflections through selected courses in the history of philosophy, logic and philosophical topics. The minor supports students majoring in related subjects where knowledge of philosophical methods is beneficial.
Philosophy majors often pursue a double major in a field of study that complements their interests, such as Business, Mathematics, Political Science or Theology
The major program introduces students to the systematic study of philosophy in a broad range of fields, problems, and issues. The program is designed to prepare students for graduate and professional schools. It also provides a solid grounding in philosophical thinking and method for those preparing for careers where critical disciplined thinking and problem analysis is an asset.
The department strongly encourages majors to consider “doubling” a philosophy major with another area of concentration. However, the student must carefully work out his or her program of studies for the double major with the philosophy major adviser.
Students have the option to major and minor in one of the following program options:
Considering Law School? St. Mary’s has several options you should consider now to achieve your goals.
The Pre-law Program provides students with relevant information and opportunities to enhance their chances for admission to the law school of your choice.
The Nelson Wolff Law Early Admission Program offers advantages to motivated, talented students who plan to attend St. Mary’s School of Law and graduate in less time. This program is available to students in the following majors: Criminology, English, International and Global Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology and Communication Studies.
The Guaranteed Law School Admission Program allows outstanding St. Mary’s graduates to receive guaranteed admission to the St. Mary’s School of Law if they meet certain conditions.
For more information about any of these law-related programs, contact Milo Colton, Ph.D., J.D. at 210-436-3519.