Philosophy (ID)

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The Interdisciplinary major presents a unique opportunity for students to combine studies of two liberal arts areas and to develop, in a structured way, the interrelations between these different fields of knowledge.

Philosophy Interdisciplinary Major

This program can be combined with any of the following areas:

  • Biology
  • Business
  • Fine Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion


The capstone course is Philosophy 311 (Contemporary Philosophy). Before applying, students should have a grade of B- or better in Philosophy 102 (Introduction to Philosophy/Worldviews), and Philosophy 101 (Critical Thinking).

Contact Information
Dr. Dan Synnestvedt
Head of Philosophy Program

Our Faculty

Stephen D. Cole
Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy

Stephen D. Cole

After more than 20 years as a pastor, Rev. Cole came to college teaching in 1999....
Marcy Latta
Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Writing

Marcy Latta

Education PhD, Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania MA, Philosophy, Tufts University...
Dan Synnestvedt
Associate Professor of Philosophy / Head of Philosophy Program

Dan Synnestvedt

What began as a personal quest for the truth in college led Dr. Dan into philosophy.