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The percent of Department of Philosophy students hired or enrolled in graduate school within a year of graduating.
UW-Stevens Point philosophy degree recipients from 2001 to 2013, more than any UW System university besides UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee.



Assistant Professor of Philosophy
In addition to his interests in modern philosophy, Professor Joshua Horn maintains an active interest in contemporary analytic metaphysis and philosophy of mind in the fields of modality, causation, free will, philosophy of religion and cognitive science.

The UW-Stevens Point Department of Philosophy prepares you for leadership, challenges

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Department of Philosophy can provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to flourish as a global citizen, assume leadership positions and adapt to the inevitable changes and challenges you will face after graduation. The study of philosophy and religion will help you think logically and critically, deal with ethical questions and communicate effectively across cultural, religious and ideological divides. We will introduce you to the history of humanity’s greatest philosophical and spiritual achievements, and the ongoing quest for meaning, truth and inspiration.   

Choose a philosophy major

The department offers majors in philosophy, philosophy with a concentration in environmental ethics and philosophy with a concentration in religious studies, as well as minors in philosophy, religious studies and anthropology. Philosophy is the systematic study of ideas and issues fundamental to human existence such as the nature of knowledge, reality and goodness. Environmental ethics is the examination of theories addressing how humans ought to interact with the non-human world. Religious studies focuses on the history, beliefs and practices of the world's religions, and more generally, on the roles religion plays in human life and culture. Anthropology is the study of humanity from a holistic and comparative perspective.

Putting a philosophy degree to work

Some of our majors pursue graduate training in philosophy, religion, law, library science, higher education leadership and other disciplines. For others, our programs serve as a robust liberal arts preparation for many different careers. Philosophy students develop skills prospective employers want including critical thinking, creative problem solving, writing and research skills, and the ability to communicate and work effectively in diverse environments. Throughout your life you might change your job or career several times. Our programs help you prepare for your second or third job, as well as your first.  


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