Degree Awarded: B.A. in Philosophy

The study of philosophy helps students deepen their understanding of themselves and society as well as widen their perspective on the beliefs and values of others.

A major in philosophy allows you to explore and reflect on important questions about your self, society, other disciplines, and the world at large. What am I? What makes me and others morally responsible? What does it mean to be a good person and a good citizen? What can science tell us about reality? What is art and what does it mean to be creative?

Whether you become a scientist, an educator, an accountant, a lawyer, or a nurse, becoming philosophical about what you do makes you better at it and come to appreciate it more.


Philosophy is considered a good major for students interested in business, education, government, the non-profit sector, technical writing, the health professions (administrators or practitioners), ethics consulting, the law or theology because our courses promote the ability to:

  • Think and communicate clearly
  • Organize ideas and issues
  • Articulate and solve problems
  • Assess the pros and cons of issues
  • Analyze complex data


Phi Sigma Tau (PST) is the international philosophy honor society. NKU is home to the Kentucky Zeta chapter.

Phi Sigma Tau is intended to:

  • Serve as a means of awarding distinction to students having high scholarship and personal interest in philosophy.
  • Promote student interest in research and advanced study in this field
  • Provide opportunities for the publication of student research papers of merit.


Program Contact Information

Augustine Frimpong-Mansoh
Philosophy Program Coordinator