The Department of Philosophy at UCCS provides students with an exceptionally broad range of courses taught by nationally and globally recognized experts in their respective fields.
In addition to a robust menu of courses in all traditional areas, such as metaphysics, ethics, and epistemology, the department offers cutting-edge courses on gender, class, race, protest, political violence, and current constructions of truth. We offer a general undergraduate major and minor as well as specialized minors in Religious Studies, Asian Studies, and Classics.
The academic focus of the Department of Philosophy at UCCS is historically based, with courses that focus on four periods in the history of philosophy, including full coverage of Eastern traditions and Religious Studies.
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Welcome to the UCCS Department of Philosophy!
The Philosophy Department was one of the original programs on the UCCS campus. In 1966, one year after the university received the Cragmor acreage, Philosophy was established as an extension of the Boulder department’s offerings under the leadership of Resident Dean, Richard Francis. From its origins as a branch department, the UCCS Philosophy Program soon became an independent department offering a major in Philosophy.
Our Philosophy Department has an exceptionally broad range of courses taught by experts in their respective fields. Our program of study is historically based with courses that focus on four periods in the history of philosophy including full coverage of Eastern traditions and Religious Studies.
We offer courses in all traditional areas, such as Metaphysics, Ethics, and Epistemology, and many courses on the cutting edge of their disciplines that deal with gender, class, and race. We offer an undergraduate major (30 credit hours), a minor (18 credit hours), and specialized minors in Religious Studies, Asian Studies, and Classics (for more information, see our Programs page). The department requires each of our majors the writing an undergraduate thesis as the capstone of their experience as a Philosophy major.