Give the Gift of Philosophy this Holiday Season!

Our Candace Bolter Scholarship is now less than $1500 away from reaching endowment status. For Giving Blue Day 2016, we received a total of $150 in gifts to support this process - a great start, but there's more work to be done! As in previous years, Dr. Jami Anderson and Dr. Simon Cushing have agreed to jointly match all Giving Blue Day 2016 gifts to the Candace Bolter Endowment effort up to $400. This offer extends from Giving Blue Day, November 29, 2016, to December 23, 2016. Though Giving Blue Day has officially passed for the year, if you did not have the opportunity to give then, with the continuation of the match program, you still have the perfect opportunity now! This endowment helps build bright futures for our majors – please consider your gift today!


The Department of Philosophy offers a wide range of interesting and challenging courses, designed for Philosophy majors and minors, general education students, and students majoring in the many other disciplines that connect naturally with Philosophy.

For students majoring in Philosophy, our program provides preparation for graduate work, or for employment in any field that requires analytical training, cogent reasoning, and clear self-expression.  Many of our majors have succeeded brilliantly after graduating from UM-Flint with a BA in Philosophy.  While some students have gone on to earn degrees from top-tier philosophy doctoral programs, others have earned law or medical degrees from the very best professional programs.  If you are interested in exploring your future options, we recommend you meet with our department faculty so that we can work with you to put together a strong application package.  Please see our Department Advising page for more information.


Please be aware that the Philosophy Department is a safe space for all. If you need a quiet place to study, reflect or have an open dialogue, our doors are open to you – though we can’t promise we won’t try to encourage you to major or minor in our discipline!

The Philosophy Department also has a Facebook page: Department of Philosophy at UM-Flint Please "like" and visit often for Department updates, events, fun facts and more!