Welcome to the Department of Philosophy

Welcome to the Department of Philosophy!

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About the Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy offers a variety of courses in traditional areas of philosophical study, including ethics, epistemology, logic, metaphysics, and the history of philosophy. Through a collaborative study of these topics, our faculty helps students develop the skills that we value as a department - skills like active reading, critical thinking, analytic writing, and effective speaking.

BH 302 Office Hours

The office is staffed Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, but assistance is available from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, by emailing our Academic Department Manager Sùsanna à'Kinlochaline or dialing 360-650-3707.

For help when the office is closed or outside of regular office hours, please email Sùsanna à'Kinlochaline or Department Chair Professor Ryan Wasserman


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Current Philosophy Course Schedule

What our students are saying!

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I loved majoring in philosophy! I found the community to be really engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. I grew as a writer, thinker, and speaker, and I feel strongly that this degree directly laid the foundation for my success in graduate school. Studying philosophy has given me the tools to continue to learn, explore new ideas, and ask meaningful questions even outside of an academic setting.

Camille Fogel

2021-2022 Department of Philosophy Outstanding Graduating senior