Degree type(s): Bachelor's; Minor
Degree field(s): Philosophy; Humanities
Location(s): Bismarck, ND

Philosophy Degree Program Overview

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Mary exists to help integrate faith and reason in service to the church and world.  Philosophy is not meant for any one specific group of students, but for all dedicated students who seek truth. 

Philosophy courses will prepare students with the basic philosophical principles, methods of correct reasoning, an understanding of the moral life and moral decision-making, and analysis of ethical issues of the past and future.


Major in Philosophy:

Required: PHI 108, 202, 208/308, 310, 327, senior seminar. Plus 16 additional credits from PHI 230, 311, 313, 315, 316, 322, 331, 405, 406, 410, 415, 428, 430, 482 (no more than 4 credits may be lower division).

Minor in Philosophy:

Required: PHI 108, 202, 208/308, 310, 327. Plus 8 additional credits from options listed above. (No more than 4 credits may be lower division).

Even as one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, the University of Mary does offer a variety of scholarships. In fact, 99% of main campus undergraduate students receive some form of scholarship! 

Some scholarships are available for specific academic programs, such as nursing, while other scholarships are available for certain student populations, such as military and veteran students

We strongly encourage you to contact your personal admissions representative to discover all of the options that might be available to you. In many cases, a program specific scholarship is just one component of a complete financial aid package. 

Our admissions professionals will work together with our Office of Financial Assistance to ensure that you get the best financial aid package possible to finance your education. 

Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific to each major or academic program.

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We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.

Program Advisors: Dr.Michael Hickman, Dr. Sam Condic