The OSU Philosophy Department offers an education emphasizing the critical evaluation of foundational ideas, the history of ideas, and familiarity with controversies and critical analysis applied to real-world issues. In philosophy classes, students will read the words of some of the greatest minds who have ever lived, and try to work out their own views about these vital issues. Along the way, students will sharpen their skills of reasoning and argumentation, and deepen their perspective on the world. Courses to expect for this major include Philosophies of Dreams, Philosophy of Films, Patterns in Science, and Philosophy of Religion.
A philosophical education cultivates key skills that are valuable for individual development and good citizenship, and they are useful in virtually any profession: the ability to think carefully, analyze and critically assess arguments, and write clearly about complex topics. For this reason, philosophy majors typically outperform most other majors on graduate exams, including the LSAT, GRE, and GMAT. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields.
- Business School
- Cognitive Psychologist
- Legislative Aide
- Substance Abuse Counselor
- Business Executive
- Basketball Coach
- Philosophy Professor
- Finance Officer
A Philosophy minor covers historical and current perspectives on how we should live (ethics); what our ‘nature’ is; and how we relate to other things (metaphysics); what we can know, and how (epistemology); as well as the study of logic.
For minor requirements, please visit the Office of Registrar.
Scholarships are available for prospective freshmen, transfer students, current students and continuing students through the University, College of Arts and Sciences, and respective Departments.
When students complete the OSU admission application, they are automatically considered for the University Level scholarships.
Students are eligible for College Level scholarships within the College of Arts and Sciences after completing 12 hours at OSU. Some exceptions may apply. See specific scholarships for criteria.
The Department of Philosophy offers Departmental Level scholarships for eligible students.
Visit the Department
246 Murray Hall
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078