Philosophy

Intrigued by bioethics, decolonial thinking, or investigating power structures through critical theory? The Department of Philosophy is a leading program for those seeking to integrate multiple philosophical perspectives in conversation with the history of philosophy.

What You Can Do with a Degree in Philosophy

Throughout our curriculum, we encourage students to become engaged, reflective citizens, and lifelong learners. Our alumni have launched successful careers in:

  • Business
  • Government
  • Higher education
  • Law
  • Nonprofit sector

Our Degree Programs

Our thriving undergraduate program includes a major and minor in philosophy, as well as a minor in ethics. We offer graduate programs leading to both master of arts and doctoral degrees.

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Learn from Experts in the Field

Go deep with faculty who have strengths in a range of traditions and fields of focus. Students can work with specialists in ethics, environmental philosophy, feminist philosophy, and the philosophy of race, among others.

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Get Real-world Experience

Immerse yourself in another culture, develop vital job skills, or conduct original research on a topic that sparks your interest. Read original texts in the places they were written. We facilitate internships and study abroad opportunities, as well as exchange programs in Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, and Europe.

Scholarships and Funding

Students in the Philosophy department can seek funding through the College of Arts and Sciences, which awards various scholarships both to incoming students and to those already attending the UO. Graduate students may receive funding through graduate employment.

Undergraduate Scholarships  
Graduate Funding

Academic Support

Philosophy students can seek support from advisors in Tykeson Hall for help understanding their major or minor requirements, planning their course of study, exploring study abroad opportunities, and more.

Undergraduate Advising  
Support for Graduate Students

Philosophy News and Events

May 1, 2024
ENGLISH, PHILOSOPHY - Since the launch of ChatGPT in 2022, public awareness of artificial intelligence has exploded, accelerating the technology’s inevitable creep into everyday life. In the University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences, where AI has made its way into both classrooms and research labs, faculty members are grappling with its impact on student learning even as they explore its vast potential in their research.
March 6, 2024
PHILOSOPHY - With violence against women on the rise in many Latin American countries, a UO philosophy professor is working to make feminine genocide a recognized crime throughout Mexico. Recently, she urged Mexican consulates around the world to help eliminate violence against women and girls by recognizing and enforcing femigenocidio as a federal crime.
February 6, 2024
GEOGRAPHY, PHILOSOPHY, ROMANCE LANGUAGES - Three CAS faculty members—Mark Carey, Diana Garvin, and Colin Koopman—were awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

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Biology Commencement Ceremony - CAS
Jun17
Biology Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 17 Memorial Quadrangle
Cinema Studies Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Cinema Studies Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 17 Straub Hall
General Social Science Commencement Ceremony - CAS
Jun17
General Social Science Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 17 East Campus Green
Linguistics Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Linguistics Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 17 Willamette Hall
Computer Science & Data Science Commencement Ceremony - CAS
Jun17
Computer Science & Data Science Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 17 Memorial Quadrangle
Economics Commencement Ceremony - CAS
Jun17
Economics Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 17 East Campus Green
History Commencement Ceremony - CAS
Jun17
History Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 17 Straub Hall
Physics Commencement Ceremony - CAS
Jun17
Physics Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 17 Willamette Hall
Bob Bussel Labor History Lecture
Apr24
Bob Bussel Labor History Lecture Apr 24 William W. Knight Law Center

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