Why Study Here?

The SMU Department of Philosophy is well known for strength in ethics, moral psychology, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of science.

Students focus on the development of skills in reasoning, their understanding of arguments and viewpoints, the critical evaluation of varied perspectives, and clear written and oral communication. The critical thinking skills developed in the major and minors are of benefit to students in many disciplines and are especially useful as preparation for law school.

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Internationally Recognized Faculty

Preparing students with critical thinking and writing skills necessary for a successful life after graduation.
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Events with Campus Experts

Undergraduate students have opportunities to attend interdisciplinary events with campus experts.
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Diverse Coursework

Upper-level courses cover core areas of philosophy, important historical figures, and specialized topics such as animal rights, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of law.