Program Overview

If you value careful reasoning and enjoy thinking critically about your beliefs, a philosophy major may be the perfect choice for you. The C-N philosophy program emphasizes the open-minded and careful examination of opposing views on perennial topics of philosophy, including God, free will and morality. You’ll be challenged to explore questions, assess claims and arguments, and propose unique solutions to difficult problems. 

The philosophy curriculum covers contemporary debates as well as historically oriented courses from the perspectives of major thinkers in the history of philosophy. Since philosophy complements many other disciplines and prepares you to excel in a wide range of careers, the program’s flexible scheduling allows you to graduate with two majors.

  • Carson-Newman's philosophy program taught me to think critically and analytically, write persuasively and concisely, and articulate my views clearly and respectfully.
    Alex Carver, 2015 / Law Clerk to the Honorable R. David Proctor / U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
Philosophy Careers


• Law
• Education
• Ministry
• Management
• Writing
• Editing

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