Philosophy Department - SUNY Cortland

Philosophy Department

As a social philosophy major, you will acquire all the skills that employers say they want from a college graduate—the ability to think critically, to solve problems, articulate ideas and to read and write effectively. You’ll also emerge with a broad cultural awareness, which employers appreciate as well.

If you plan to head to graduate school, you will be well prepared with the broad liberal education that you’ll develop in the social philosophy program. Philosophy majors frequently top all other majors in the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). Whatever your passion, a degree in social philosophy has the potential to open doors in many and varied arenas.

At SUNY Cortland, the Philosophy Department emphasizes the application of philosophy to current ethical, social and political issues. Our program will cultivate your capacities and appetite for self-expression and reflection, for debate and exchange of ideas and for reflecting on and puzzling over problems of living, being human and being part of a community.


Majors

Minors

  • Peace and Conflict Studies Minor [PCS]
  • Social Philosophy Minor [SPHI]

News

Six Faculty and Staff Members Earn Chancellor’s Awards

The faculty and staff members were honored at Commencement.

WW II Japanese-American Victim to Speak

Sam Mihara will share his recollection of a dark chapter in American history.

Campus Ties Run Deep for ‘Transformations’ Keynote Speaker

Alumnus John Ryder ’73, a respected international scholar, previously served the College as a faculty member and dean.

College Celebrates Women’s History Month

The schedule of 18 events includes lectures, film screenings and a play production.

Cornell Professor Unravels Judicial Injustice

Glenn Altschuler will dissect the infamous 1980s McMartin Pre-School trial.

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