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Philosophy is the original academic discipline — the first and most basic, dealing primarily with the notions of meaning, knowledge, truth and goodness.


Grounded in literature spanning 2,500 years, these ideals remain relevant to our complex modern life.

As a philosophy major, you’ll construct, defend and criticize alternative positions on fundamental issues that humans have explored throughout existence. As you come to understand the merit of positions on complex issues, you’ll gain a better understanding of human nature and discover meaning in your own life. By exploring the deepest, broadest questions of life and thinking critically about global and humanitarian issues, you’ll be poised to create real change in the world.

Our grads forge strong careers in business, law, education, medicine, politics and many other fields.

You’ll master the professional skills — oral and written communication, critical thinking, creativity — to be relevant in today’s world and adapt to and thrive in a variety of industries.

Areas of Study

Expand your horizons with study abroad in more than 50 countries, service-learning trips overseas and internships around the globe.

Study Abroad

At TCU, you’ll grow intellectually and personally, and you’ll also gain specific knowledge and skills for a career. You’ll learn by doing, stepping outside the classroom to turn your ideas into action. Internships are invaluable for helping sort out which career path most interests you.


At TCU, you’ll have access to a career consultant who works exclusively with AddRan students. Schedule one-on-one meetings with your career coach who will assess and analyze what you need most. You’ll learn how courses, internships and service projects can broaden the experience on your resume. Learn more about everything career services has to offer philosophy majors.

Our graduates have gone on to succeed as campus ministers, attorneys, pastors, psychologists, doctors and professors.

Career Preparation