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Philosophy is that discipline in which questioning is central. It cultivates sensitivity to values, to systems of thought, and to other people. By sharpening the skills of critical analysis and clarity in thinking, philosophy fosters the intellectual flexibility necessary to meet any challenge.

The philosophy major provides excellent preparation for graduate work in law, theology, education, psychology, health fields, and public affairs. A student may elect a double major if she wishes to relate her study of philosophy directly to another subject. In the past, students have chosen double majors coupling philosophy with women's studies, management, political science, biology, and psychology. A philosophy minor is also a popular option.

Please refer to the Simmons Philosophy Department Handbook for information about requirements, internships and additional resources.