A Bachelor of Arts (BA) in philosophy from Wichita State will help you improve your critical thinking, logical reasoning, communication and research skills. If you want to double major, philosophy is a valuable addition to many other degrees such as pre-law, pre-med, political science, journalism and others. It is also excellent preparation for graduate studies and many careers—from law and teaching to business and politics. 

Learn how philosophy is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.


To complete the philosophy major, you'll take a minimum of 27 credit hours in philosophy, 15 of which must be in courses numbered 300 and above. Your departmental advisor will help you choose courses that fit your academic interests and career goals.


Thanks to WSU's extensive network of employer connections, students in every major have opportunities to gain real-world experience in diverse areas—helping them build a resume, make professional connections and land their dream jobs.

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