Why Study Philosophy at E-town?
Small Class Sizes
We keep our classes small at E-town. You'll receive personal attention and get to know your classmates. Small classes also mean more opportunity for engaging classroom discussion.
When you choose to major in Philosophy at Elizabethtown College, you can further the focus of your major by choosing one of three tracks: The Philosophy of Science, Professional Ethics or Humanities. If you are double majoring or minoring in another area, these three concentrations fit nicely with other disciplines.
Faculty of Philosophers
The faculty in the Department of Philosophy are published authors and experienced teachers. They represent a wide range of philosophical interests which are well-represented in and out of the classroom, through course offerings and publications.
Liberal Arts Foundation
Elizabethtown College prides itself on its emphasis on liberal arts and sciences. Historically, philosophy has been central to an education in a liberal arts institution. Therefore, the program at Elizabethtown is designed to give students maximum opportunity to combine the study of philosophy with other theoretical and practical disciplines in order to create a truly well-rounded undergraduate educational experience.
Solid Career and Graduate School Preparation
Our primary goal is to educate students who will not only go on to successful professional careers, but who also will cultivate the intellectual and moral fiber to live life well. A major in Philosophy is an excellent preparation for those going on to graduate school and for those planning professional vocations such as law. It will prove valuable in any occupation which demands clear thinking, effective communication and the ability to understand and harmonize divergent points of view. The Department of Philosophy stresses interdisciplinary study and students have flexibility in determining their own particular programs.