The Department of Philosophy offers a program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts. The program provides the opportunity for examining major philosophers and areas from ancient times to the present. Students are able to learn about the field, and receive strong training in analytical and writing skills. The flexible structure of the program also enables each student to focus on his or her particular area of interest. In addition to courses available in the history of Ancient and Modern Philosophy, there are courses in Ethics, Logic, Philosophy of Religion, Political Philosophy, Theory of Knowledge, Contemporary Philosophy, and Existentialism. Students have the option of taking the Philosophy Major, the Minor in Ethics and Applied Ethics, or the Pre-Law Emphasis.
Our faculty conduct internationally recognized research and innovative, technologically-enhanced instruction. Grounded in practical experience but exploring the frontiers of their disciplines, they are models of academic excellence.
The Department of Philosophy invites Seton Hall students to submit
essays to its Philosophy Essay Competition. The best essay will be
awarded a cash prize of $250. The essay (one entry per student) can be a
revised term paper or a newly composed essay. The length of the essay
should be 10-12 pages (double-spaced, excluding endnotes and
bibliography). The essay should be prepared for blind review and no
identifying reference to the author should be made in the essay or the
footnotes of the essay. Three paper copies should be submitted to the
Chair of the Philosophy Department by April 1. The winner will be
informed by the end of April.