School of Athens

About the Philosophy Degree Program

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.

86% Job and Graduate School Placement

Based on 2018 Statistics from National Association of Colleges and Employers


Philosophy Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Philosophy, Bachelor of Arts


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Takeshi Morisato

"After studying and teaching philosophy in the U.S., Europe, and Japan for over 14 years, I am convinced that the UNK philosophy department consists of true philosophers who represent the gold standard of public education in America. I would encourage future students to invest their time and energy in pursuing self-knowledge under the guidance of these professors and to witness fellow students follow in their footsteps both on campus and across the world."

Takeshi Morisato

Ph.D. in Philosophy, Université catholique de Louvain, Postdoctoral Research Fellow