Undergraduate students in the Department of Philosophy at Western Michigan University have a wide range of extracurricular opportunities available to them, from our award-winning Ethics Bowl Team to competitive Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Awards that allow them to do intensive research with an accomplished professor.

WMU's Center for the Study of Ethics in Society encourages and supports research, teaching, and service to the University and community in areas of applied and professional ethics. These areas include, but are not restricted to:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Government
  • Health and human services
  • Law
  • Media
  • Medicine
  • Science
  • Technology

Find out more about our majors and minors.


The graduate program in the Department of Philosophy is consistently ranked as one of the top-10 Master of Arts in Philosophy programs in the world. The program’s strengths are in four areas:

  • Theoretical and practical ethics
  • Philosophy of science
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of mind

Considering applying? Find out more.