The Carroll philosophy major introduces students to the foremost philosophical thinkers and issues, and immerses hem in the ongoing human discussions about truth, the meaning of life, ethics, and why we believe what we believe. In the process, students improve their critical thinking skills, as well as their ability to form and defend arguments. The result is a graduate able to communicate and problem-solve effectively, as well as someone grounded in principles of ethics and truth.
The major in philosophy acknowledges three goals for its program of study:
Some of the more common career areas open to graduates with a bachelor's degree in philosophy include:
Many Carroll graduates go on to pursue graduate study as well. Recent Carroll philosophy graduates have gone on to earn graduate degrees in philosophy and law at schools such as Christian Brothers University, Loyola Marymount University, University of Montana, and University of Iowa.