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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.

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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

Ryan Dethlefesen
"I can legitimately and with a clear conscience say my time with the philosophy department at UNK was the most personally formative part of my education.  Lessons on morality and rational thinking undoubtedly made me a better student, and I strive daily to apply them to both my personal and professional life.  If there is a rating better than 5/5 stars, this department deserves it."

Ryan Dethlefesen

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