Why study philosophy?
With a bachelor of arts in philosophy from VCU, you'll hone your reasoning skills and be able to apply them as you explore carefully reasoned answers to deep questions about the human condition.
You'll also have many opportunities to sharpen your writing skills, increase your openness to rational criticism and learn to disagree about some of life's most important questions in a civil way. Finally, philosophy can equip you for any career that requires careful thinking and the ability to clearly express ideas.
April 25, 2023
Class of 2023: Fraser Trotter went back to college after dropping out years earlier. At VCU, he earned straight A’s and is headed to a top law school.
Trotter, a philosophy major, thought he’d missed his chance at a college degree but found success at Virginia Commonwealth University.
March 7, 2023
Fall 2023 PHIL 490 Seminar: Identity and Existence
Meet a Student: Stephen Ingram
When Stephen Ingram took his first philosophy class, he felt like he was stepping into a deeper world, one where he was equipped to uncover the things that matter most in life. Read more about Stephen's favorite classes, favorite professors and how his major is allowing him to become a more developed thinker.
Alum Success Story: Carlos Carrion ('12)
Having received his law degree in 2020, Carrion serves as legal counsel for the Joint Committee on Racial Equity, Civil Rights and Inclusion for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He previously served in the Navy Reserve and as an investment advisor at Merrill Lynch.