In the Classroom
A student can major or minor in philosophy, take philosophy courses as part of other majors or minors, and study philosophy in Hofstra University Honors College or the First-Year Connections program.
Meet professors from the Department of Philosophy, as profiled by The Hofstra Chronicle.
The Heart of the Matter
With curiosity and a little bit of detective work, everything in the universe can become interesting. Philosophy professor Amy Baehr knows this, as an innate, almost unpleasant, inquisitiveness has guided her since childhood.
Path to Philosophy
Philosophy has a lofty sound to it, evoking an ancient, elite discipline of unanswerable questions. But in the hands of Professor Amy Karofsky, or “Prof. K” as she is affectionately known, students discover the sheer accessibility of philosophy.
About the Department
In the Department of Philosophy at Hofstra University, students examine fundamental issues such as the nature of truth, justice, existence, goodness, beauty, and knowledge.
A philosophy degree trains you to be a creative problem solver, who can analyze and synthesize complex information. Philosophy emphasizes not only critical reasoning, ethical reasoning, clear and organized writing, and examining assumptions, but encourages one to "think outside the box."