Philosophy

Why Major in Philosophy?

As a Philosophy major at Hastings College you’ll be pushed to read critically and think clearly through any set of facts, while analyzing arguments and communicating clearly. It’s about loving wisdom and examining questions from “What is truth?” to “What is goodness?” to “What is justice?” while studying historical thought and society — and our ways of experiencing the world.

Philosophy is the core of a liberal arts education — it’s the foundation for studying any subject and equips you with key tools for life. This is why you’ll find students majoring in Physics, English, History, Business and more also majoring or minoring in Philosophy. By pairing Philosophy with these others areas of interest, you’ll have a much deeper understanding in total.

You’ll find Hastings College Philosophy graduates attending William and Mary Law School and Yale Law School, writing fiction and nonfiction, completing divinity degrees and pursuing careers as professors.

With the breadth of a Philosophy degree from Hastings, the future is wide open. Learn more and schedule a campus visit today.


Success in Philosophy

As the managing director of the Ethiopian Community Development Council’s African Community Center (ACC) in Denver, Colorado, Melissa Theesen works every day to make sure refugees are welcomed in their new country. more
Traveling to various places in Europe inspired Hastings College graduate Paige Erickson to start a blog, writing stories about all the good that happened to her along the way. With hundreds of short stories on her blog, Erickson decided to combine... more
When Dr. David B. McCarthy, professor of religion, recommended to his student, Logan Ellis, that he apply for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Samuel Robinson Award —one requirement of which is to memorize and recite the Westminster Shorter... more
The Rev. Katie Anderson ’04 spends her days among many who are sick and dying, among those receiving chemotherapy and radiation, among those fighting for their lives. more
Spiritual development is important to the Rev. Dr. Adam White ’00. He has been the Campus Pastor for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln since 2010. more