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Department of Philosophy: Programs & Degrees

The department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Doctor of Philosophy, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree through the History and Philosophy of Science Program and a minor in Philosophy. Special areas of strength – areas in which there are several philosophy faculty members doing active research include philosophy of science, applied ethics, history of philosophy, and feminist philosophy.

The breadth of the field of philosophy is reflected in the department’s course offerings. In addition to a full range of courses in the standard areas of philosophy and the history of philosophy, the department also offers courses relating to philosophical aspects of law, religion, formal and empirical sciences (mathematics, logic and the physical, biological and social sciences), public policy, information technology, the environment, bioethics,and global justice and human rights.

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Courtesy of the UW Department of Philosophy Fact Sheets