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Philosophy at Kent State Stark

The Department of Philosophy at Kent State University offers both bachelor's and master's degrees in philosophy.  An undergraduate student can major or minor in philosophy, or take philosophy courses to fulfill Kent Core requirements. 

To educate humanity, not just offer courses in philosophy as one of the humanities, is an aim of the philosophy department at Kent State University.


Partial Degree Completion Kent State Stark

Students can complete 2-3 years of study at Kent State Stark before transitioning to the Kent Campus to complete their degree.


  Philosophy Minor at Kent State Stark

Students can complete the philosophy minor in its entirety at Kent State Stark.

Career Opportunities

Majoring in philosophy will help prepare you for success, regardless of what your career goals are. Students majoring in philosophy develop skills attractive to a broad range of potential employers. They receive intensive training in critical thinking and argumentation skills, careful reading and analysis of texts, argumentative writing, evaluating and responding to arguments in both written and oral form, and global literacy. These important skills are vital in today's job market, and no job seeker can afford to be without them.

The 36-credit-hour philosophy major makes it easy for students to choose one or more complementary minors, depending on their career interests. Particularly with an appropriate companion minor, philosophy majors are very well-prepared for a wide range of careers, including law, business, medicine, education, writing, editing and social work.