Learn more about the Philosophy program.
The Philosophy program at Siena Heights University offers an historical issue-oriented approach, with an emphasis on ethics, to the perennial problems grappled with by philosophers from Socrates to Sartre.
In the lower level introductory courses, students are introduced to “the big questions,” such as the existence and nature of God, the possibility of human freedom, the foundations of our moral obligations, and the relationship between the mind/soul and the body.
In upper level courses, closer attention is given to primary source texts which examine a wide range of answers to these questions.
Meet the Philosophy faculty members.
Professor of Philosophytdunne@sienaheights.edu248-799-5490 Assistant Professor of Philosophy; Program Chairpmayer@sienaheights.edu517-264-7623 Assistant Professor of Philosophyjkling@sienaheights.edu517-264-7681
Learn about the career opportunities you can have with a degree in Philosophy.
The most obvious choice for a career in philosophy is a Professor of Philosophy in an institution of higher education. This path will generally require an masters' degree or PhD in philosophy after the completion of the bachelor of arts degree at Siena Heights University.
However, many of our philosophy majors go on to pursue higher degrees in related disciplines, such as English, history or psychology.
Philosophy also provides an excellent preparation for students desiring to attend law school.
In short, while very few job applications will list a B.A. in philosophy as a requirement for employment, any job that requires clear thinking skills, effective oral and written communication skills, and an ability to solve problems in the absence of step-by-step instructions will be a perfect fit for a philosophy major.