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Philosophy at LSU

Philosophy is a traditional part of a university education. It is the principal discipline devoted to reasoned analysis of fundamental issues of meaning and value.


The program in philosophy at LSU offers a wide range of courses covering fundamental philosophical questions, logic, and the history of philosophy. We offer a master's degree, undergraduate major, and an undergraduate minor in philosophy.


Courses in philosophy equip students for a wide range of opportunities in academia and beyond. A background in philosophy is helpful for further studies in law, linguistics, computer science, or any of the humanities or social sciences. Courses in ethics are particularly useful for careers in medicine, law, or business; while courses in logic will benefit students in mass communications, prelaw, and medical or business fields.