At Mount Mercy, the philosophy major is designed to pair with a second major, enabling you to delve into issues related to such areas as business, science, and criminal justice.
Also, a senior research project is required. You will apply philosophical thinking to your area of interest, usually your second major. You will work one-on-one with one of the philosophy faculty while conducting this research and writing. Through your research and studies you will learn to articulate with clarity and depth - in writing and in speech - your own philosophical positions. Some examples from recent students include:
Through projects like this, students will see the value of philosophical thinking in real-life issues. Additionally, you will present the results of your research to the Mount Mercy community before graduation.