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An excellent foundation.

Philosophy – the pursuit of wisdom – deals systematically with values and concepts central to our lives as individuals and social beings.

Opportunities for students, faculty and staff
Academic program in Bangalore, India

In conjunction with the Marianists of Bangalore, our faculty are given the opportunity teach in the B.A. program there. The program is major in philosophy and a minor in religious studies.

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Phi Sigma Tau

Our department hosts a chapter of the national philosophy honor society, Phi Sigma Tau.

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Baker Colloquium

The Richard R. Baker Philosophy Colloquium presents outstanding scholars from across the country to present and discuss their research.

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Annual student awards

We present three awards each year to undergraduate students majoring in philosophy, as well as an interdisciplinary award in conjunction with the Core Program.

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In the News
Humanities and Social Sciences 11.23.20

Christa Johnson, visiting assistant professor in the University of Dayton Department of Philosophy, seeks to further the University’s Catholic, Marianist mission to educate the whole person through integrating ethics and leadership into the academic curriculum and through co-curricular experiences.

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Humanities and Social Sciences 11.02.20

University of Dayton students in the Core program who major in philosophy can now complete an undergraduate and law degree in five years through a new partnership with the University’s School of Law.

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Experiential Learning 07.21.20

University of Dayton Flyers running back Richie Warfield is working this summer as an intern for the office of Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted ’89, who earned All-American honors as a cornerback and kick returner for the Flyers, and was a starter on UD's 1989 NCAA Division III national championship football team.

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