What’s Unique about Philosophy at UNCG?

  • All professors hold a Ph.D. and teach undergraduate classes.
  • Student-to-faculty ratio is about 5:1; students receive individual attention from recognized faculty.
  • Three faculty members have been awarded the National Endowment for Humanities Fellowship.
  • Five faculty members have published books in major university presses.
  • Courses are available in both theoretical and applied philosophy.
  • Many courses are available online as well as in traditional classroom settings.

Academic Clubs and Organizations

  • The Philosophy Club in association with the Department of Philosophy and Phi Sigma Tau sponsors the Great Conversations Lecture Series. Lectures cover a wide range of philosophical topics and are open to students, faculty, and other members of the UNCG community.
  • North Carolina Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, National Honor Society

Student Opportunities

  • Roger Schwirck Award for Excellence in Philosophy
  • Funding for study abroad opportunities available through the Wyatt Lee Martin Memorial Fund



  • Graduates commonly choose careers in education, science, law, or government.
  • The Institute for Resources and Environment, MCI Communications Corp., Guilford Technical Community College, Banc One Corporation, and Encompass International all employ UNCG philosophy graduates.
  • Other graduates have gone into professions including professor, attorney, and business owner.

Graduate Schools

  • Philosophy graduates have had success applying to law schools and graduate schools for advanced degrees in philosophy.
  • Typical graduate schools of philosophy include Arizona, Rochester, University of Massachusetts, University of Illinois, and Ohio State.

Professional Organizations and Accreditation

American Philosophical Association

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Department Head:
Dr. Heather Gert

Available Curriculum

B.A., B.A. Online, B.A. with Pre-Law Concentration


Common Interests

Global Studies
Government & Politics
Human Behavior