Regardless of what career you want to pursue, a major in philosophy at Lycoming can prepare you for success. You have the opportunity to focus on specific aspects of philosophy through minors in ethics and political philosophy, history of philosophy, philosophy and law, or even philosophy and science.
Philosophy is an introduction to the questions that have been asked in the philosophical tradition for 2400 years. It gives you the opportunity to think about questions that occur as you pursue other majors. Perhaps that is why the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), Educational Testing Service, and Profile of GMAT Candidates show that students with a philosophy major have the highest average LSAT and composite GRE scores and fourth highest average GMAT scores.
Our curriculum is flexible and you can combine a major or minor in philosophy with a major in any other subject. If you choose to pursue philosophy as a minor, or as a second major, it will deepen your liberal arts education while preparing you for your career.
Our courses cover ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary philosophy and directly relate to majors in accounting, archaeology, biology, business, criminal justice, education, international relations, mathematics, physics, political science, psychology and religion.