Build a more just world
Philosophy at Marian University provides students with a basic and thorough introduction to the range of issues in philosophy, including the issues typically grouped under the areas of ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, and political philosophy. These issues are pursued in a systematic fashion, but with significant emphasis on the different historical approaches to them.
Attention is also given to understanding the various approaches in relationship to the Catholic intellectual tradition. Philosophy majors often pursue philosophy because of a practical concern about social issues and a desire to contribute to the building of a more just world.
The major in philosophy is 30 semester hours, which allows philosophy majors to pursue a second major, a minor or electives in other areas such as prelaw, theology, social justice, psychology, or other areas of
Dr. Karen Spear directs the Center for Organizational Ethics. Her courses include Personal and Professional Ethics and Guided Research in Ethics.
Get a job with your Philosophy Major
"Figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show philosophy graduates are in growing demand from employers. The number of all graduates in full-time and part-time work six months after graduation rose by 9 percent between the 2002-03 and 2005-06 school years; for philosophy graduates in particular it went up by 13 percent. The Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU), which also collates data of this kind, agrees philosophers are finding it easier to secure work. Its figures show that, in 2001, 9.9 percent of philosophy graduates were unemployed six months after graduation. In 2006, just 6.7 percent were (Academy of Arts and Sciences).
PayScale.com reports on salary potential of bachelor degrees, and finds that philosophy majors are in the top 25% by mid-career, the highest among the humanities." (http://www.apaonline.org/?page=data, accessed 21 October 2015)
For more data and information on the profession of philosophy, consult the website of the American Philosophical Association, apaonline.org.
"...philosophy is nothing other than wisdom itself so far as it is accessible to human nature." - Jacques Maritain