Welcome to the Department of Philosophy at St. John's University. We feel that the study of Philosophy is central to a strong liberal arts and sciences education and often find it disturbing that the subject is relegated to a minor role in the programs of many universities. If you are interested in a strong liberal arts and sciences education with Philosophy as a key ingredient, consider coming to St. John's. We assure an exciting intellectual experience.
The Department offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, as well as five minor programs of study.
Kevin Kennedy, Ph.D., Chair
St. John Hall, Room B-28
The Department of Philosophy offers the following minors to undergraduate students who wish to supplement their major fields of study with additional background in logic and epistemology. Students with majors in Theology, Government and Politics, English, Psychology, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Rhetoric and Public Address, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies may be especially interested in one of the following minors. The minors in Philosophy are also excellent preparation for students planning to attend law school.
The 18-credit Philosophy minor requires completion of the following courses:
Students in the minor must also choose three electives from among the following:
The 18-credit Philosophy of Law minor requires completion of the following courses:
Students in the minor must also choose two of the following electives:
The 18-credit Philosophy of Science minor requires completion of the following courses: