So why study philosophy? There are many reasons, ranging from the tremendous practical value of the knowledge
and skills philosophy helps you to develop, to the personal satisfaction and edification
of studying the views of some of the greatest minds in human history – from skills
that allow philosophy majors to consistently score higher than any academic discipline on the law school admissions test and compete very favorably in measures like mid-career median salaries, to the satisfaction of understanding
why the unexamined life is not worth living. To learn a little more about why philosophy, find out what philosophy can do for you.
So why study philosophy, here at Utah Valley University? We don’t mean to brag, but we strongly believe that UVU might be the best place
to pursue an undergraduate education in philosophy in the entire region. Our faculty
engages in cutting edge research in myriad areas of philosophical scholarship, allowing
us to teach and mentor students in the entire history of philosophy, in all of the
major topics of philosophical inquiry, and in both Western and Global philosophy.
We’ve got it covered from Anaximander to Žižek, from Dharmakīrti to Butler and Beauvoir,
from deconstruction to formal semantics and set theory, and from honing your critical
thinking skills to pondering the meaning of life. Our faculty founded and direct
the Center for the Study of Ethics, and the Religious Studies, Gender Studies, and
Peace and Justice Studies Programs, all of which reflect just some of the interests
and strengths of our faculty, and of our students! Our faculty are committed, first
and foremost, to the success of our students in all of the classes that we teach,
and to helping to mentor and prepare our majors for graduate school, professional
school, the career of their choice, and, of course, for life.
Advanced students in our program have the opportunity to gain valuable experience,
and monetary stipends, working as research assistants, and teaching assistants and
graders for introductory courses. So please come visit us soon, and consider joining
our department and working with some of the very best teachers, scholars, and students
at this great University!