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    In the Philosophy Department at Worcester State University, you will gain insight into the nature of individuals, societies, and values and hone your ability to examine yourself and the world around you. You also will learn to think logically and communicate clearly—skills that are essential to success in a diverse array of disciplines and careers including those in the arts, humanities, and natural and social sciences.

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    As a philosophy student, you’ll explore philosophical works from the past and present in small classes under the guidance of our talented faculty world-renowned scholars on interdisciplinary topics like civil rights, immigration, human rights, and genocide. In lively discussions with both peers and professors you will investigate some of life’s most challenging questions, including those involving medical ethics, race and gender issues, and violence against women. We also participate in the Honors Program for exceptional undergraduate students and offer a number of honors courses.

    If you are majoring in biology, criminal justice, history and political science, nursing, psychology, sociology, or urban studies, our philosophy minor is an excellent complement to your studies. If you are seeking an introduction to law and its role in society, we offer a dynamic philosophy and law minor. Whatever your field of study, philosophy will deepen your thinking and sharpen your rhetorical skills.