Find Your Field of Study in Philosophy

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 the University Michigan-Flint with a BA in Philosophy.  

Philosophy is not just a subject; it is also a method. Philosophy emphasizes analytical skills connected with logical thinking, careful reading, and clear writing. This, combined with its connections to many other disciplines, makes the study of philosophy appropriate for students contemplating graduate work in a variety of fields. In addition, success in today’s workforce is increasingly dependent upon good reasoning and communication skills. Studying philosophy can promote the development of these skills. The department offers three majors and two minors, with most of the required courses being available online.

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Philosophy Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

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With a compelling selection of courses, students will explore all aspects of philosophy. This challenging field of study will prepare students for a wide range of future options.

Learn more about the Honors track offered.

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy of Neuroethics

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This field of study is an option for those in the scientific and medical fields, where the issue of ethics and science meet. Discover more about this important field of study.


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What will your experience as a philosophy major look like with UM-Flint? We’ve developed major maps to help you learn what to expect during each stage of your studies. These maps share year-by-year information like class selection, extra-curricular opportunities, career preparation, and more. Download the map and start charting your course to success.

Buzz Suuppi

Buzz Suuppi
Philosophy 2004

Buzz recently opened his own law practice, The Plan Firm, and helps people with wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and giving legal help to families after a disability or death. Buzz stated, “The skills and experience I gained in critical thinking, reading, and writing at UM-Flint prepared me for success in law school. I can’t imagine making it through my law school courses without the rigorous practice in reading and writing I had in my philosophy courses.”

Advising Services

At the University of Michigan-Flint, we are proud to have many dedicated advisors who are the experts students can rely upon to guide their educational journey. Explore all the possible pathways for your future, and book an appointment today.

In addition to academic advising, the College of Arts & Sciences provides extensive career advising services to help you define a clear path for your career. Contact Myesha Cannon through Handshake to schedule your career coaching appointment.

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