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Students who study philosophy confront theoretical and practical questions about themselves, their social world, and the fundamental nature of reality. Engaging in philosophical thinking is essential to a superior liberal arts education. It enriches thought, understanding, and imagination.

Geneseo is a great place to study philosophy; the department is open and friendly, class sizes are small, and majors are encouraged to combine philosophy with other majors.

The Department of Philosophy offers a full curriculum on three levels: introductory courses (100-level), intermediate (200-level), and advanced courses including topical and major figures seminars (300- and 400-level).

The philosophy major meets the needs and interests of students who:

  • plan graduate study & teaching in the field
  • intend to go to law school
  • seek preparation for work in government, business, social service, or any field in which critical thinking is valued, and
  • simply want to think deeply about fundamental life-questions and assumptions

Read about our new Philosophy Outreach Program, through which our students bring philosophical discussion into area high schools!

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Philosophy Department
SUNY at Geneseo, Welles 103
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454-1205
(585) 245-5231
Fax: (585) 245-5262