The study of English and Philosophy explores some of the most fundamental and perennial questions such as: What is truth? What is beauty? What can we know?
Through scholarly research and thoughtful analysis of philosophical and cultural texts, students in the English and Philosophy Double Major, attempt to answer these and other basic questions by considering the contributions to these debates of some the most inventive, creative, and critical minds. Combining theoretical, historical, and critical knowledge with opportunities for experiential learning, the English and Philosophy Double Major program encourages students to engage deeply in these foundational questions and to showcase their understanding of how to put knowledge into action in meaningful ways.
After graduation, career paths may include education, academic research and teaching, law, library and information science, business, the public service, creative industries, and non-governmental organizations. Graduates may pursue specialized fields in publishing and editing or continue their studies at a graduate level.