Ask the Big Questions with Us
Providing thought-provoking classes that stretch the imagination and challenge the intellect is at the core of Webster University’s Department of Philosophy mission and vision. With us, “why” questions are always welcome and vibrant; respectful conversations are the norm.
Explore below to learn more about our programming, which is a popular academic choice at our University because having a philosophical background helps our students communicate more effectively in their current (or future) professional roles.
Moving to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
When the College of Arts and Sciences branches into two new innovative and collaborative colleges this June, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) will house Webster’s core humanities and social science programs and provide students and faculty members with greater opportunities to collaborate.
Center for Ethics
Our Center for Ethics' mission is to stimulate dialogue, encourage awareness, and promote critical thinking about ethical issues. We aim to inspire reflection about ethical dilemmas and help bring together people generally separated by disciplinary boundaries.
We serve as a collaboration resource within the University and throughout the broader community, urging participants to identify their responsibilities as global citizens.
Undergraduate Majors, Minors and Certificates
16th in the Midwest
Webster University continues to be highly ranked on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges report, now listed as 16th in Midwest Regional Universities and included in four best-of categories. This year, the University's score rose to its highest level since the ranking system was established.
Explore Our Premier Programs
Discover more about our relevant and hands-on curriculum across a variety of fields and disciplines.
Philosophy Department News
In the News: Schuster, Lewis, Palmer, LaFlore, Cooper and Magnus
May 11, 2022
This is a round up of news stories that include significant mentions of Webster University or quote Webster students,...
In the News: Croghan, Hall, Ellison, Athletics, Nursing Grant, Community Music School
April 11, 2022
In the News: Mahfood, Belo, Hughes, Smith, Roberts
March 14, 2022