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Bachelor's in Philosophy, BA

Roosevelt’s philosophy program helps students explore essential human questions. It fosters the deep critical thinking, incisive writing and effective speaking employers value. The program is home to the Montesquieu Forum, giving students world-class scholarly experience outside the classroom. Students participate and bond in exciting interdisciplinary courses in which the students and the instructor strive to get to the heart of the issues under discussion.


Why Roosevelt for your Bachelor's

Bust of Montesquieu

Work Closely With Your Professors

Full-time faculty teach in small classes and are committed to student success by providing mentorship to students. Students complete a senior research project designed by the student in consultation with faculty.

Dr. John Wenke lecturing in front of an audience

Unique Engagement Opportunities

The Montesquieu Forum for the Study of Civic Life presents an annual series of public lectures with eminent speakers from around the world, followed by dinner and discussion. It has also hosted Summer Academies for high school teachers, high school essay competitions on the Declaration of Independence and essay competitions and conferences for Roosevelt University Honors Students.

American Dream Reconsidered Conference 2018

A Social Justice Approach to Philosophy

The philosophy program is deeply influenced by Roosevelt’s social justice mission, and that spirit is woven into our curriculum. The program is the perfect blend of logical rigor, social consciousness and existential questioning. In keeping with the University’s mission, a discussion of the nature of justice runs through most courses.


“The program trained me to think critically and consider thoughts from all points of view. The skills learned in this program made me a better student and a better attorney.”


Harrison Keyes, BA Philosophy ’12
Attorney, Chicago Stock Exchange