MajorPhilosophy - World Philosophy

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) in philosophy with a concentration in world philosophy will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to understand and appreciate the foundations of the diverse cultures and worldviews found in our increasingly integrated workplaces and global society. Students of world philosophy develop practical skills for promoting cooperation and inclusion, and a broader base for thinking creatively and productively about our collective future. You'll develop your cultural awareness, conceptual sophistication, and evaluative and problem-solving skills to prepare you for careers or further study in many areas, from public policy and administration to international business, medicine, engineering and education.

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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.

Concentrations in philosophy, such as the concentration in world philosophy, can be earned whether philosophy is your first or second major. As a double major, a BA in philosophy with a world philosophy concentration enriches and adds distinction to many other degrees such as sociology, anthropology, pre-med, business, education and engineering.


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.