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To 10 Reason to Study PhilosophyThe study of philosophy has been part of the curriculum of Indiana University since its founding in 1820. Our graduate program has been nationally recognized for research excellence for the past forty years. Currently, the department's research profile is well balanced across all major areas of philosophical inquiry, with a few areas of notable strength.   Given the added resources of the University's Pure and Applied Logic Program, large and acclaimed Cognitive Sciences Program, the Department of the History and Philosophy of Science, and a few philosophers based in other departments, prospective students of philosophy have an exceptionally diverse array of study options and a lively and friendly intellectual community in which to develop.


  • Philosophy Majors Top All Humanities in Earnings Power: There is one humanities major whose graduates are doing quite well in the job marketóand itís philosophy majors. In a recent study of 1.4 million college graduates, a philosophy bachelors degree ranked higher than all other humanities majors in earnings power — from early to late career. Read more...


  • April 28 Awards Reception Federal Room, IMU, 3pm - 4:30pm
    Reception for Award Winners and Graduating Philosophy Majors *Graduating Seniors may bring 2 guests, please RSVP no later than 3pm Wednesday April 26th to Marge Clark (refreshments will be available)
  • April 29 Minorities and Philosphy (MAP) (IU Art Museum Angels Cafe, 3pm)
    Underrepresented Philosophy Students come and see Art on Chinese Immigrations Experience with the local MAP Chapter