Philosophy-Psychology BA

By combining study at the crossroads of these two disciplines of fundamental importance, the program opens more doors than a degree in philosophy or psychology alone.


Unique in New York state, this demanding interdisciplinary major encompasses both disciplines and how they interrelate, synthesizing two different perspectives of human understanding. The program culminates in a senior seminar in which you can integrate your perspectives on both areas of study and present your insights.

Join the Philosophy Club, and participate in activities ranging from informal conversations to panel discussions, guest lectures and trips to conferences. Take advantage of an internship or study-abroad opportunity related to your career goals. Excel and you can work closely with faculty members in an independent project or special-topic seminar.


Bachelor of Arts

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  • Skills in oral and written communication
  • Skills in critical reasoning and formal and informal logic
  • Understanding of scientific research methodology and analysis
  • Familiarity with the main ideas of historical philosophers relevant to the philosophy of mind, such as Descartes and Hume; and relevant theories in the philosophy of mind.
  • Breadth of knowledge in the basic domains of psychology.

Career Opportunities

  • Employment in social agencies
  • Business management
  • Counseling
  • Operations research
  • Information processing

The Business and Liberal Arts and Science departments are very open door oriented so that any student is comfortable to come in and ask questions. Advisers are always available and happy to see you because they want you succeed.

Program Resources

The Oswego Guarantee

  • No increase in room & board 
  • Timely course offerings
  • High touch connections to alumni 
  • Small student to faculty ratio
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