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  Nov 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Philosophy


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The University of Pittsburgh has one of the best philosophy departments in the country, one with a long tradition of fine teaching. A major in philosophy provides excellent preparation for such professions as law, medicine, and business. The conceptual sophistication imparted by training in philosophy is invaluable in virtually any field of learning or any serious profession. For example, students who are majoring in biology, psychology, history, or computer science would do well to pick up a second major in philosophy, something the Department of Philosophy encourages by offering a standard major track along with its more time-consuming intensive major track. A minor in philosophy is also available. While the department encourages students to major in philosophy, either alone or as a second major, only rarely does it encourage students to pursue philosophy in graduate school as preparation for a scholarly career. Students who do especially well in either the standard or intensive major program are graduated with honors in philosophy. Because of the national reputation of the philosophy department, a major in philosophy or honors in philosophy should materially help University of Pittsburgh graduates get into good graduate schools or professional schools. For more information on the program and the Department of Philosophy, see www.philosophy.pitt.edu.

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