Philosophy

the study of people’s biggest questions

  • What is reality really like? 
  • What is the difference between knowing and believing? 
  • What does it mean to be a “good person”? 
  • What is the best way to shape society?
  • What is beauty, and what does that mean?
  • How do people think?

As a student of philosophy you won’t simply be taught the answers to these questions but instead, how best to ask them. You will learn to use rigorous, rational, and critical methods of thinking to engage with these big issues and with the some of the greatest thinkers in human history.

The study of philosophy will prepare you to think clearly and take on serious challenges, no matter what your future goals might be. Philosophy students go on to work in a variety of professional fields including: Education, Law, Medicine, Business, and Technology.

 

"School of Athens" painting by Raphael

The School of Athens
by Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Raphael)
Source: Musei Vaticani

 

Program Details

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How to Apply

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  2. Click the Students tab
  3. Click the "Financial Aid Portal" link
  4. Under Log In, provide your Social Security Number and password. If you do not have a password, click the "First Time User" link at the bottom-right and follow prompts.

For additional general scholarship details and deadlines, visit the General Scholarships page.

General Scholarships

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FAFSA Information

Midland College has articulation agreements with a variety of schools and programs to assist our students with transferring to a university. Our curriculum maps, located in the catalog, provide a guided path for general transfer to our top five receiving institutions; however, your Pathways Advisor can assist you with a personalized plan for your specific transfer based on university and program. It is strongly recommended and encouraged that you contact your Pathways Advisor for assistance with course selection if you plan to transfer.

  • Some philosophy majors choose to continue their studies in graduate school, and go on to research and teach at universities, colleges, or high schools; however, most work professionally in many other fields.

  • Philosophy majors have some of the highest acceptance rates at medical and law schools because of their thinking and communication skills. 

  • Philosophy students also find success in business as investors, stock brokers, marketers, managers and editors.

  • Because of their focus on logic, many philosophy majors today have made careers for themselves with technology companies, who see the connection between computer science and human problem solving.

  • Study in philosophy can be applied to just about any career because of the way it teaches you to work hard, communicate clearly, and most importantly, think critically about the world around you.

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