The philosophy major at Nazareth College is not simply about asking life's big questions. It is rigorous and intensive training for the mind, requiring an unflinching spirit of inquiry and the highest order of intellectual discipline.
Our program focuses on the history of philosophy ranging from the Ancient Greeks to the 21st century feminists. Students will read a variety of authors and their works—from Plato to Emerson, Aquinas to Heidegger, and Kant to Nietzsche. The program is unique in that students have the opportunity to study philosophy abroad—Nazareth offers a wide variety of international study abroad programs in Germany, Hungary, and elsewhere.
Some of our students go on to pursue graduate studies and careers in academia, either in philosophy or a related field. Philosophy also provides the skills and breadth of knowledge required for a wide range of professions.
Fulbright Award recipient
Liam taught English in South Korea and used his experience on the Nazareth soccer team to work in community outreach involving athletics. He plans to attend graduate school in the field of international relations.