Philosophy Programs

At Gettysburg College, we see philosophy as a part of the well-lived life and as a bridge to all intellectual pursuits. Philosophy is not about memorizing the views of past thinkers, but about confronting the challenges and opportunities of the real world in ways that lead to insight, wisdom, and engagement.

The department offers a major and minor in Philosophy.

Related Program: Peace & justice studies minor

Find out more about our programs, explore the courses offered, and meet our faculty.

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Student Profile

In her words: What Christina Noto ’19 learned abroad, and why she’s headed to Namibia


The best learning occurs when we are outside of our comfort zones. During the fall semester of 2017, I studied abroad in Serbia, Bosnia, and Kosovo. I was eager to explore a new topic and region, having known very little about the Balkans and the field of Peace and Conflict.

Read about Christina's experience.