Studying philosophy at Maryville College prepares you for life and the world. It will challenge and equip you to tackle the “big issues:” about what’s real and what isn’t; about what and who you are; about how we should live with one another and what makes life worthwhile.
To tackle those issues well, you will learn practical skills you can take with you wherever you go and whatever you do. For instance, our philosophy classes teach you to read and listen carefully to others, to analyze ideas and test arguments, to see problems in their complexity and appreciate a range of solutions. You will also learn to make up your own mind, and to communicate your ideas with clarity and precision.
Studying philosophy can open up exciting and surprising career paths. Our faculty and professional career counseling staff can help you find the right opportunities for significant practical experiences that will deepen your sense of direction in life.
Philosophy equips you to pursue virtually anything your passion and interest draw you toward.
Come pursue philosophy with us!