The Philosophy Department conducts research and teaching in the following areas of philosophy:
- History and philosophy of science, including philosophy of biology, philosophy of physics, philosophy of mind and cognitive science
- Logic and philosophy of mathematics
- History of philosophy, including ancient, medieval, and early modern philosophy
- Ethics, including metaethics, normative and applied ethics, and the history of ethics
- Social and political philosophy
- Epistemology and philosophy of language
- Philosophy of religion
The department regularly offers graduate and undergraduate courses in these areas as well as supervises undergraduate and master’s theses related to these areas.
Student learning assessment at the program level is intended to promote and maintain program excellence and improve student learning. Each department in the College of Arts & Sciences has developed a set of learning outcomes for their programs and engages in faculty-led assessment activities to help inform curricular and program review and development. Student learning is assessed in different ways across A&S departments, informed by disciplinary standards and the specific learning outcomes of the program.