Offered by the Philosophy department.

Philosophy is at the core of a liberal arts education. Asking big questions and exploring possibilities builds reasoning and analytical thinking skills ever-important to ethical leadership. Wheaton’s philosophy program is flexible; you can choose classes that match your curiosity, from the nature of morality to metaphysics. Adding philosophy as a minor or second major can broaden your way of thinking about your primary subject. And this versatile major also prepares you for graduate study in a range of disciplines, as well as for law or medical school.



97% of Philosophy majors from the past five years have found employment, attended graduate school or achieved a fellowship or service opportunity within six months of graduation *

of Philosophy majors

Recent Graduates

Sample First Jobs

  • Marketing and Development Associate, DOROT
  • Office Associate, Great Schools Partnership
  • Program Host and Assistant Producer, Voice of America
  • Report Editor, Claims Bureau USA
  • Research Assistant, California Health and Longevity Institute

Sample Graduate Schools

  • Quinnipiac University
  • Suffolk University
  • University of California-Riverside

*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 73% for the classes of 2014-2018

Recent student internships

The Wheaton Edge offers experiences beyond the classroom.

Yixi Zhou

2020, Philosophy, Sociology Screen reader support enabled.

Barbara Bissell '72 Internship Fund

School on Wheels of Massachusetts, East Bridgewater, MA

I discovered an interest in working with a non-governmental organization, and a passion for studying social work in the future.

Martin Hanley

2021, Visual Art, Philosophy

The Karman Family Internship Fund

The Law Offices of Jason Giannetti Esq., Brookline, MA

This internship taught me tangible ways to help communities of color and to make a difference in their lives.


M. Teresa Celada

Associate Professor of Philosophy; Chair, Department of Philosophy

Nancy Kendrick

Professor of Philosophy

Aidan Kestigian

Visiting Assistant Professor

John Partridge

Professor of Philosophy