UFV offers studies in philosophy, allowing you to explore ideas and arguments that have influenced our society and will continue to have a profound impact on how society develops. You will be prepared to understand the roots of contemporary conflicts and explain them. You will know how to apply moral theories and principles for resolving ethical dilemmas. Explore our philosophy programs below:
Students in philosophy will develop a number of employment-related skills and expand your ability to think independently and become a capable problem-solver, see larger issues and implications of problems and contribute effectively to shaping public policy, act ethically and advise others on ethical issues, and learn how to build guidelines for ethical procedures, understand different belief systems and work with people from all faiths and backgrounds to build bridges across differences, lead and guide fair and constructive discussions, apply logic to issues in research, development and computing, and write clear concise reports, briefs, and position papers.
Students in the Applied Ethical and Political Philosophy (AEPP) minor will develop their capacities for creative and critical thinking. They will acquire an understanding of the social and political institutions that govern our communities, our country, and the whole world. And they will increase their sensitivity to the ethical and political dimensions of our lives as individuals, as members of families, communities, interest groups, professions and nations, and as citizens of the world. Completion of the minor should indicate that the student has developed skills, knowledge, values, and sensitivities that will complement most career paths, including advanced studies in applied ethics, where career opportunities are expanding.