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Philosophy Major (BA)

Philosophy is the critical examination of the most fundamental questions we can ask: What is the nature of reality? How should people treat one another? How do we know anything?

You'll examine the reasons why you perceive the world as you do and learn how others think diverge in how they see the world. As you learn, you'll develop critical reading, writing, and oral communication skills and connect your work to other disciplines, from bioethics to legal studies and beyond.

Studying philosophy prepares you for any profession in which critical analysis, clear communication, and attention to fundamental questions are important, including law, medicine, journalism, and government service. By considering the fundamental building blocks of human nature, you'll deepen your understanding of yourself, your community, and the world around you.

Internships for philosophy students

We make sure you leave Hamline with work experience in the field of philosophy on your resume. And the opportunities are boundless. Whether you want to explore a career in public policy, community outreach, law, media, or more, we have internship opportunities for you.

Examples of past philosophy student internships include:

  • Center for Global Environmental Education, intern
  • Center for Purposeful Leadership, marketing intern
  • Chisago County Historical Society, intern
  • Friends School of Minnesota, DEI project manager
  • Hamline United Methodist Church, SPROUT garden intern
  • Juel Fairbanks Recovery Services, financial assistant
  • Mayo Clinic, bioethics research intern
  • Pine County, legal intern
  • Stewart, Zlimen & Jungers, legal assistant
  • Tubman, resource counseling advocate
  • Twin Cities Daily Planet, media intern