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Start from Within

Philosophy Major

In addition to that troublesome question “What am I going to do for a living?” do you sometimes find yourself asking questions like, “What is love?”; “Does God exist?”; and “What is right and wrong?” If your answer is yes, you will find many kindred spirits in Salisbury University’s Philosophy Department. Here, we believe that philosophy is the “love of wisdom.”

Why Choose a Philosophy Major at Salisbury University?

At SU, philosophy is not restricted to the classroom. Our students engage in philosophical activities with local public school students and do civic engagement projects. They can travel to India to study Buddhist philosophy and lead weekly discussion groups with inmates at a nearby medium-security prison through our ECI Program. This emphasis on making philosophy relevant to our experience sets our program apart from many others, and it is a reason why our students are so successful at connecting what they learn to their personal and professional lives.

The Philosophy Department at SU is a vibrant, intellectually diverse department where you are sure to feel at home. We pride ourselves on developing a strong sense of community with our students, faculty and staff. At the Philosophy House, students come to discuss, study, watch films and play ping-pong. Our student Philosophical Society is one of the most active groups on campus and sponsors regular discussions on such diverse topics as “Is there such a thing as human nature?”; “Is killing ever morally justified?”; and “What makes a joke funny?”

You won’t be lost in the crowd in the Philosophy Department – you will know your teachers and they will know you. SU philosophy professors are committed to providing help outside of class, advising students about courses and requirements, and mentoring students as they think about their lives after graduation.

Meet Wesley – Philosophy Major at Salisbury University

Meet Wesley – Philosophy Major

Discover the depth of thinking and the open classroom environment Wesley loves about the philosophy major.

Careers for Philosophy Majors

With a major in philosophy, you will be prepared to do practically anything that requires communication skills, problem solving and the ability to think creatively and analytically. Our philosophy program at SU primes you for a career in law, business, religion, international diplomacy, social work, medicine or writing. What kind of jobs can philosophy majors get? You could find your niche as one of the following:

  • Arts Consultant
  • Columnist
  • Diplomat
  • Paralegal
  • Professor
  • Psychologist
  • Public Policy Worker

Meet Your Philosophy Faculty:
Cristina Cammarano

Cristina Cammarano

Before coming to the U.S., Dr. Cristina Cammarano taught philosophy and history in Milano, Italy. She conducts research in the field of philosophy and is interested in applying her findings to areas such as education and schooling, immigration and multicultural societies. She started the Philosophy in Schools initiative, in which SU students facilitate philosophy-based activities and discussions with children in local public schools. The New York-based Whiting Foundation recognized Cammarano’s work with these students by awarding her the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship.

Learn More About Our Philosophy Major