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HOW DO HUMANS UNDERSTAND THE WORLD? How should we govern ourselves? What principles have significance in the human life? Study in philosophy offers an opportunity to explore these age-old questions and more: At GMC, the program doesn’t stop at the well-trodden subjects. It also delves into current issues such as biotechnology, sustainability and civil rights.

The focus for the GMC program is on applied philosophy. It emphasizes connections between basic philosophical questions and the relation of humans to their cultural and natural environments. It also provides students with a broad background in the history of philosophy and a solid understanding of major areas in contemporary philosophy.

Majors & Minors

  • B.A. in Philosophy
  • Minor in Philosophy
  • Minor in Religious Studies
Selected Learning Outcomes


  • Demonstrate strong analytical, critical thinking, reading and writing skills at a level appropriate for professions or graduate school.

  • Demonstrate critical comprehension of alternative cultural perspectives and frameworks, and have the reflective and communication skills needed to listen and respond to diverse perspectives.

  • Demonstrate the ability to reflect on multiple perspectives regarding the relationship between humans and nonhuman nature.

  • Demonstrate a general literacy in the history of philosophy and in major areas in 20th and 21st century philosophy.


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