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Unleash your imagination. Think deeply about who you are and what you know and believe. Ask “What if …?” and let the answers take you out of this world and back again. Philosophy courses are an excellent foundation for graduate study in business, law, medicine or the ministry. Bottom line: Studying philosophy will make you a better thinker, writer and speaker. Explore courses


Northwestern’s philosophy professors are committed Christians with doctorates from Duke and UCLA. Their publications range from books on science and the soul to essays in books like Batman and Philosophy and The Hobbit and Philosophy for Blackwell Publishing’s Philosophy and Pop Culture series. Explore faculty

Grahm Kenobbie

Inquisitive mind

A fourth-generation attendee of Northwestern, Grahm has always known about the strong education and exciting opportunities Northwestern offers, but now he’s experiencing them for himself.

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Justin Karmann

Thinking on religion

A double major in religion and philosophy led Justin to ordination and a position as an associate pastor of his own congregation.

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Anna Christensen

I think, therefore I am

A freshman course in ancient Greek philosophy sparked Anna's interest and influenced her career path through graduate school to becoming a college professor.

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