About the Program
Buffalo State's Philosophy major offers excellent preparation for law school and other graduate programs in the arts and sciences, including philosophy, English, psychology, computer science, political science, management, and education. By studying philosophy, students learn how to
- Think logically and critically
- Analyze cultural beliefs and values, especially on controversial issues
- Develop and examine their own values creatively and responsibly
- Write and present ideas, information, arguments, and positions
- Read with deeper understanding of issues and reasoning
- Recognize and evaluate different types of arguments and claims
For students who have demonstrated high standards of achievement and the ability to work independently, there is also a Philosophy honors program. Contact the department for more information.
While all faculty in the department are happy to provide philosophy majors with advice on their academic goals, the primary advisor for philosophy majors is Dr. Kimberly Blessing. Philosophy majors should also consult this advisement information sheet. New philosophy majors should complete this plan of study.
How to apply to the Philosophy Major
Once accepted to Buffalo State College, applying for a major in Philosophy is easy. Stop by to the department office Monday through Friday, located in Bishop Hall 231, to pick up an application.