North Dakota State University offers students a philosophy curriculum that may be approached either as a philosophy-ethics major and a philosophy/humanities minor.
For individuals who
Are interested in asking big questions about the larger world we live in. Want to develop critical and creative thinking.
Reading-intensive and discussion-based courses.
- Human Resources
- Social Research Analyst
People have always had fundamental questions about the world in which they live, such as what is truth, knowledge, morality, goodness, or life’s meaning? By means of dialogue, logic, critical reasoning, and creative thought, philosophers have trailblazed pathways to practical wisdom and an understanding of the human condition, which not only helps our students live more fulfilled lives but makes them more competitive in their careers.
- Dennis Cooley
- Anthony Flood
- John Helgeland (Emeritus)
- Bradley Morris
- Adam Taylor
The Philosophy-Ethics Major
The philosophy-humanities major consists of 32 semester credits: 21 required and 11 elective credits, which can be independent studies, complete the major.
The Philosophy/Humanities Minor
The philosophy-humanities minor consists of 21 semester credits: 15 required and 6 elective credits, which can be independent studies, complete the minor.
THE Certificate in Professional Ethics
The certificate consists of 9 semester credits: 3 in Ethical Theory and Application; 3 in Critical Reasoning, and 3 in Applied Ethics in the Profession.
Independent study along the lines of Oxford tutorials may be pursued by students wanting to read on a special philosophical topic (e.g., aesthetics) or read the work of a particular philosopher. To initiate independent study, students must contact a philosophy faculty member.