The Department of Philosophy
The world runs on ideas, which inform our decisions, passions, and actions. So they’d better be founded in reason.
At the Department of Philosophy, we teach students to analyze critically, to argue cogently, to write persuasively, to communicate clearly, and to solve problems creatively.
Our faculty members challenge students to answer humanity’s biggest questions, and inspire them to contribute to world-renowned research projects on important subjects ranging from the nature of reasoning to the foundations of ethics.
In an innovative, collaborative environment, we prepare our students to be versatile, self-motivated, professionals. Our graduates go on to thrive in law, medicine, academia, and business — anything that requires a well-rounded critical thinker.
If you’re ready to tackle hard questions, hone reasoning skills, and develop new ideas, let your curiosity move you.
How to Apply
Let curiosity move you to start your story at the College of Arts and Sciences. With more than 30 majors in the college alone, specialized programs of study to match any interest area, the opportunity for hands-on experience through our nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program and a campus located at the heart of an innovative college city community of more than 250,000 people, the University of Nebraska offers the ideal Big Ten collegiate experience for students at an affordable cost.Undergraduate Admissions Graduate Admissions