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Philosophy explores fundamental questions of existence, knowledge, meaning, and value. It also hones skills that are of crucial importance in a wide range of careers. With its emphasis on challenging questions, careful analysis, rigorous argumentation and creative problem solving, philosophy enriches the mind and makes a great major, second major, or minor.

Beyond the Classroom

Students have a wide array of opportunities for research, internships, conferences, and networking beyond the classroom that give them an advantage to prepare for life after W&J.

Research and Internships

  • Phi Sigma Tau (national honor society)
  • Undergraduate and professional philosophy conferences
  • Undergraduate philosophy journals
  • Summer programs in philosophy at prestigious national universities


  • Law
  • Business
  • Journalism
  • Medicine
  • Social Work

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Philosophy Faculty

Gregg Osborne, Ph.D. portrait

Philosophy Department Chair

Gregg Osborne, Ph.D.

Gregg Osborne, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at Washington & Jefferson College.


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Philosophy Program Downloads

Philosophy Program Sheet

Version: 2019