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Studying Philosophy prepares students to become involved citizens and to work at a variety of careers in a conceptually and morally complex world.

The UMD Department of Philosophy offers a major and minor in philosophy, including a track with an applied ethics emphasis. We also offer a minor in Cognitive Science along with many Liberal Education courses. Philosophy classes cover topics that include ethics, law, logic, cognitive science, religion, scientific methodology, existential literature and many others. Contact any our six full-time faculty or search the UMD catalog for additional information about the major, the minor, or our new Cognitive Science Minor come by the Department office in 369 ABAH to pick up information. The Philosophy Department sponsors regular colloquia and informal philosophy discussion groups, and is also home to the Center for Ethics and Public Policy. The Socratic Society is an organization run by UMD students who are passionate about philosophy.


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