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


Lecture: Not Just a Pretty Face

Dates: Apr 22

Location: Walker Recital Hall

Theatre: The Laramie Project

Dates: Apr 24 - Apr 27, 2014

Location: Taylor Little Theatre

MET HD Live: Così Fan Tutte

Dates: Apr 26

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

MU Course Catalog