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Philosophy

  • Available as a minor and concentration
    Adding philosophy to your course of study at Olivet is very feasible and rewarding. Come, join the discussion!

  • Have you ever thought about questions like these?
    • What is the nature of reality?
    • What is truth?
    • How can we know something or be certain of it?
    • Do I have any obligations to others?
    • Is there a rational basis for religious belief?
    • Why do particular things appear beautiful to us?
    • What are the foundations of civil society?

    If so, consider studying philosophy!

    Through your study of philosophy at Olivet, you can:
    • Foster your personal and intellectual development
    • Add value and depth to your undergraduate studies
    • Prepare well for graduate school

    Careers

    Philosophy relates well to many areas of study. A minor or concentration in philosophy is excellent preparation for a wide variety of careers, such as:
    • Law
    • Politics/government
    • Social science
    • Education
    • Writing
    • Communications
    • Ministry
    • And many more!

    Olivet offers a variety of academically sound philosophy courses. Recent graduates from our program have gone on to obtain graduate degrees in philosophy from reputable institutions: University of Arizona, Tulane University, Northern Illinois University, Western Michigan University, Wayne State University, to name a few.

    Putting knowledge to work

    Study abroad programs provide opportunity for experiencing the Christian faith in other cultures and countries.

    Missions in Action (M.I.A.) sponsors student mission trips to serve people living on the continents of Asia, Africa and South America, as well as in the U.S.

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  • A minor or concentration in philosophy is excellent preparation for a wide variety of careers.