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Learn How to Apply Critical Thinking with a Philosophy Degree from BSU

The Department of Philosophy at Bridgewater State University prepares students in our philosophy degree program with an education rooted in analytic philosophy, social and political philosophy, and the history of philosophy. You’ll be able to confidently analyze complex issues and articulate them through sound, logical argument. You’ll explore the fundamental questions of social and political philosophy and be encouraged to pursue your own research. As a BSU philosophy degree student, you’ll be prepared to pursue graduate studies or begin a successful career in a range of professions. The department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, with a range of concentrations to fit your interests.

As a BSU philosophy degree student, you’ll be part of a community. 
  • Gain experience while you study. Many philosophy degree students at BSU intern for organizations ranging from law firms to state legislatures, which are valuable opportunities to apply their learning in a professional setting. 
  • Join Phi Sigma Tau. BSU’s chapter of the International Honor Society in Philosophy lets philosophy degree students exchange ideas with peers and faculty.
  • Join the Undergraduate Philosophy Club. Run by philosophy degree students, the club meets weekly to discuss a range of topics. Among their student activities, the BSU Philosophy Club sponsors an Undergraduate Philosophy Conference and publishes the annual BSU Philosophy Journal.
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Earn Your Law Degree

BSU now offers a 3+3 program in partnership with UMass Law. Through this accelerated program, you may complete your bachelor's degree in philosophy at Bridgewater and your JD law degree at UMass Law in a total of six years, instead of the usual seven.
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