We welcome all those students of UCMerced who would like to learn more about (and do!) philosophy. Students can currently minor in philosophy at UCMerced, and we aim to offer a major in years to come. Use the navigation bar at the top of the page to access information about faculty, courses, events, and online philosophy resources.

Why? GRE Scores

"Philosophy students reigned supreme in two of the three sections, suggesting a 'love of wisdom' will serve you well." (more)

Why? Employment

"Employers have discovered that a mind sharpened by the study of philosophy is ideal for today's workplace." (more)

Why? Perspective

"Philosophy develops the capacity to see the world from the perspective of other individuals and other cultures." (more)

Why? Application

"Philosophy…provided good training for looking at larger societal questions, like globalization and technology." (more)