Academic Programs

Department of Philosophy

Program Information

Philosophy (BA)

Why consider a major in philosophy?

  • The New York Times Career Planner lists philosophy as the "hottest" major for those seeking careers requiring a synthesis of high technology and high-level thinking skills.
  • Philosophy majors have the highest overall mean score of all majors, nationwide, on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), and Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), making them attractive to employers in the areas of business, government, journalism, law, medicine, and the arts.

Students in the philosophy program at William Paterson benefit from:

  • a distinguished faculty representing the latest trends in philosophy, including cognitive science, African American philosophy, and philosophical psychotherapy.
  • the Philosophy Department's Cognitive Science Laboratory, which offers an opportunity to become involved in the growing interface between the humanities and technology.

For further information, visit the Department of Philosophy home page or contact:

Peter Mandik, Ph.D.
Chair, Philosophy Department
mandikp@wpunj.edu
973.720.2173