Program Overview Philosophy (BA)
Involving the quest for understanding of life’s larger issues through critical reflection on human experience, philosophy may be the right path for you. Philosophy is related to all other academic disciplines. A major in philosophy can strengthen your analytical and interpretative skills, making you better prepared to address the challenges of the times, including the ecological crisis, genocides, ongoing wars, oppressive poverty, and financial instability.
Barry’s accomplished faculty will help you grow in your understanding of life’s larger questions as you develop competence in the basics of philosophical inquiry, thought, and study.
As a Catholic University in the heritage of St. Dominic, we tap into an 800-year tradition that values the study of philosophy and emphasizes using what is learned to promote change.
If you are searching for greater understanding and want to promote social justice and peace, we invite you to find out more about Barry’s major in philosophy, life within our diverse community, admissions requirements, and opportunities for financial assistance.
The study of philosophy can strengthen your intellectual capacities and skills (e.g., analytical, evaluative, and interpretive), and enable you to critically examine your own beliefs and judgments. This makes the study of philosophy an essential and valuable part of a university education.
Barry’s major in philosophy is designed to prepare you for:
Why get a BA in Philosophy from Barry?
Study in an Ideal EnvironmentLocated in Miami Shores, a village within the vibrant Miami / Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area, Barry invites exchange of ideas and creative solutions. The diversity of South Florida is complemented by our student population; your studies will be enhanced through discussions with student-colleagues who come from various geographic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.
Student Philosophy Association and Honor SocietyBarry's Student Philosophy Association and its Chapter of the Phi Sigma Tau regularly host debates and discussions on current issues. In addition, students have consistently placed in the top five of the Regional Ethics Bowls competition. At Barry, you'll be inspired by your fellow students as well as your faculty.
Join the Search for Solutions and MeaningPhilosophy involves the quest for an understanding of the nature of God, humankind, the world, and values, as well as their interrelation, by means of critical and systematic reflection upon human experience.
Receive support from highly qualified facultyBarry's Department of Theology and Philosophy has eleven full-time faculty members, five in the area of philosophy. The faculty provides the one-to-one attention and professional expertise that will foster your academic, personal, and professional growth.