The philosophy major at The University of Toledo empowers students to think about the basic and most fundamental questions of human life in the context of a program that prepares them for rich and valuable careers.
Philosophy majors at The University of Toledo learn how to read and critically evaluate complex and meaningful texts that deal with a wide array of important questions. Using these classical and contemporary texts, students explore questions and problems that help us understand human nature and our relationship to the world.
UToledo’s program explores multiple traditions and considers problems from a range of perspectives. We also offer interdisciplinary courses that examine issues in biology, psychology, mathematics and medicine.
Our graduates learn skills that lead to rewarding careers in a multitude of professions.
UToledo philosophy graduates often enter graduate school or other professional programs. Our students have been accepted to:
In addition to being well-suited for careers in business and the law, philosophy is excellent training for careers in:
"People are often surprised when I tell them that my major is information systems, and yet I have a minor in philosophy. I think people underestimate the value of philosophy because it often discusses topics that many people could care less about. What people fail to realize is that, in discussing these topics, one learns valuable skills, such as analyzing every possible aspect of a question or problem, recognizing others' fallacious arguments, constructing your own persuasive arguments and looking at problems from a different perspective."