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philosophy department

photo of Paul W. McNellis, S.J. teaching a class
Photo credit: Office of Marketing Communications

Philosophical study at Boston College provides the opportunity for open-ended inquiry and reflection on the most fundamental questions about ourselves, our world, and our destiny.

The Philosophy department offers a balanced program of courses in the history and problems of philosophy, allowing for concentration in the following areas: continental European philosophy from Kant to the present, medieval philosophy, social and political philosophy, and philosophy of science.

The range of courses available within the department and elsewhere allows the student considerable flexibility in planning an individualized and personal program of study. With the guidance of faculty advisors, students may design a well balanced program that will thoroughly ground them in the history of philosophy and yet allow for development of their major interests.

Our Program is strongly committed to interdisciplinary programs such as Perspectives and Pulse, which have been cited as models of innovative undergraduate instruction.