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New Philosophy B.S. degree available

Students at Penn State – University Park who are already earning a B.S. degree may now double major in the Philosophy B.S. degree.

The Philosophy B.S. option is intended for students who wish to study philosophy as part of a multiple major program with other B.S. degree programs, especially those connected to the life sciences, the physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, or technology. It allows such students to study the philosophical, critical, and ethical dimensions of pure and applied sciences, including the areas of philosophy foundational for such study. The focus is, then, on analytic and normative reasoning connected to reasoning and explanation; theory and practice; the nature and limits of human understanding; and the structure and knowability of the world it seeks to understand.

Details of this major will be found soon on the Philosophy Undergraduate website and, eventually, in the University Bulletin. In the meanwhile, please contact your academic advisor or the Philosophy Director of Undergraduate Studies, Christopher Moore (crm21@psu.edu).