Philosophy Major

Because the principles of philosophy affect many other fields of study, the bachelor of arts degree in philosophy at Mercyhurst College prepares students for graduate study in a number of different fields. The curriculum explores logic, human nature, reasoning, ethics, and existentialism, as well as religion, politics and law.


  • Phil 100 Philosophical Inquiry or Phil 102 Philosophy of Human Nature
  • Phil 101 Introduction to Logic or Phil 105 (1) Elective in Logic
  • Phil 260 History of Philosophy to the Renaissance
  • Phil 261 History of Philosophy since the Renaissance
  • One ethics elective
  • Seven electives in philosophy
  • Phil 460 Senior thesis


Cummings Gallery
Art Faculty Show

Dates: Aug 21-Sep 28, 2014

Location: Cummings Gallery

William Close and The Earth Harp Collective
William Close and The Earth Harp Collective

Dates: Sep 5

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

Anais Mitchell
Anaïs Mitchell

Dates: Sep 30

Location: Erie Art Museum

MU Course Catalog