Loyola's philosophy department offers an academic major in philosophy leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts, as well as an academic minor in philosophy. Students also may combine the study of philosophy with the study of another discipline, for example, political science, writing, English, biology, or theology, to form an interdisciplinary academic major.
Our department is committed to the study of the history of philosophy and the members of our faculty teach, conduct research, and publish on the principal figures, movements, and schools of philosophy in both the Western and the Non-Westerns traditions. Courses in the department of philosophy may be applied toward the satisfaction of requirements for a number of interdisciplinary programs including, American studies, Medieval studies, Catholic studies, gender studies, global studies, Asian studies, and film studies.
Students are invited to attend guest lectures, engage in philosophic discussions of films, public policies, or current events, and they have the opportunity to distinguish themselves by competing for honors and awards which recognize excellence in scholarship and writing. Students may also earn induction to the Iota Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, the International Honor Society in Philosophy.
The department of philosophy at Loyola University Maryland invites students to mature intellectually and personally by undertaking the “love of wisdom” with fellow students and teachers in a scholarly and collegial manner.