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.

Looking Ahead

Webster Launches Two New Colleges

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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.

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Center for Ethics

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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.

News & Events

Philosophy Department News