The Philosophy Department has many ways for undergraduate students to pursue a focus in philosophy during their tenure at Boston University. In addition to a standard philosophy major, the department offers a wide variety of joint majors for those students who would like to pair Philosophy with another interest, allowing students to build mastery in multiple disciplines. The minor in philosophy gives students that do not want to focus all of their studies on philosophy a way to build enough of a foundation in it to learn and grow more after they’ve graduated. For students looking to pursue a higher education in philosophy, we offer a five year BA/MA program to give exceptional students the ability to obtain a Masters in a much shorter timeframe than normal. You can read more about the requirements and expectations for each of our programs on their individual pages.