School of Athens

Philosophy, Bachelor of Arts

On Campus On Campus The faculty of the University of Nebraska at Kearney Philosophy Department agree on the necessity of having someone wiser than ourselves in the classroom at all times. So together with the students at UNK we read the Great Books: works from the long shelf of those who challenge us or are clearly our superiors, from Plato, Aristotle, Augustine and Aquinas through Descartes, Shakespeare, Hume, Kant and Nietzsche to Freud, Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, Lewis and Tolkien, Camus and Solzhenitsyn. You will find that here at UNK there is no better way to test your intellect, or discover the depth — or shallowness — of your own humanity, than to be quickened by such spirits. Come and see.

Job and Graduate School Placement

Based on 2015 Statistics from National Association of Colleges and Employers

78% Placed


71% Full Time

Full Time

29% Graduate School

Graduate School

Damon Watson

"Coming into college I had always been interested in thinking about the "big" questions of life but never found an avenue to pursue this. Taking philosophy classes at UNK gave me a chance to learn from some of the best thinkers in history concerning these questions, and this learning was largely facilitated by the department's excellent professors. They were always willing to help during office hours, and the amount of feedback they provided for written work in their classes has only been matched by my dissertation supervisor."


Damon Watson

Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy, lecturer, Marquette University