Studying philosophy at Concordia will significantly improve your skills in critical reasoning, artful writing, careful reading and in-depth research. Our faculty members love to teach and enjoy becoming mentors to students to make the study of philosophy vital and inspiring.
Choose an Interest
Study what interests you. The department offers classes in the philosophies of science, art, language, literature, feminism, film and environmental ethics.
Nicole Richter '04
Associate Professor, Motion Pictures Program, Wright State University
Philosophy and Psychology Major
Philosophy taught me how to problem solve and to develop advanced reading skills. The challenges faculty presented in philosophy classes prepared me for the quantity and depth of texts assigned in graduate school.
Jake Kohl '12
Quality Assurance Engineer, Intelligent InSites
Computer Science, Philosophy
Jake works as a quality assurance engineer for Intelligent InSites, and is grateful for the community’s support of entrepreneurs. “We have a ‘yes we can’ attitude,” Kohl says. “The startup spirit lives on in Fargo.”Read More
Sean Volk '10
Pursuing Master in Film Studies at Western University, London, Ontario
Communication, Philosophy and Spanish Major
Concordia helped me pursue my passions. Because of the freedom in the curriculum, I was able to explore my love of film across multiple disciplines, and my studies took me outside the classroom to Europe and Africa. Faculty, staff and my fellow Cobbers encouraged me to follow my interests and aspire for more.
Emma Connell '14
Research Assistant at Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Political Science and Philosophy Major
I interned at Senator Amy Klobuchar's Minneapolis office the summer after my sophomore year and in the Joint Economic Committee in Washington, D.C., the summer after my junior year. I've also participated in research with sociology faculty, where we conducted quantitative analyses on citizen journalism websites. Additionally, I had the opportunity to represent Concordia's political science department at the Air Force Academy's Academy Assembly on U.S.-India relations, which was one of the best learning experiences I've ever had. I've learned to seize opportunities as they come and to be grateful to be in a situation in which you can dedicate significant amounts of your time to learning and acquiring new skills.
Dana Rognlie '10
Pursuing Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Oregon
Philosophy and Political Science Major; Women's Studies Minor
Concordia helped me learn how to think. The emphasis on making a difference in the world is applied daily by the faculty, and the small class sizes mean individual relationships can be cultivated between faculty and students, which truly makes a difference.
Ashley Dedin '12
Art and Philosophy Major
A liberal arts education really teaches you how to think as opposed to teaching you what to think. By learning how to think creatively at Concordia, I've been able to be a very dynamic businesswoman without having ever studied business.