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Undergraduate Program

The Department of Philosophy at Vanderbilt offers a wide range of courses relating philosophy to various dimensions of human concern. The department also emphasizes those philosophers and movements that have had significant, forming effect in Western culture.

See information about our major or minor program, or about the general courses offered.

The Philosophy Department IMMERSION PROGRAM is a research arc for students with current first or second year status. Students will take two related PHIL courses and then register for an independent study/philosophy research practicum (amounting to 9 credit hours). Those participating in the program will present their research at the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Philosophy Conference in the Spring of 2021.  Information about the immersion plan can be found on the IMMERSION HUB (here – search for philosophy in the opportunities database).