The bachelor's degree in philosophy at Stevens provides the opportunity to explore all the traditional fields of philosophy with the unique advantage of doing so at an institution renowned for advances in science and engineering.

Such dynamism means students are not only able to understand the impact of technological innovation on those perennial questions at the heart of philosophical inquiry, but equally important, can apply philosophical analysis to practical and societal issues.

A major or minor in philosophy is especially useful for students considering medical school or law school, or any post-graduate study that requires critical thinking and analytic skills. Moreover, our emphasis on applied ethics — whether it be bioethics, legal ethics, environmental ethics, or computer ethics — provides an opportunity to consider the more far-ranging implications of your chosen field of study, not to mention a more conscientious performance in the workplace.


The philosophy program is made up of a widely published faculty with a variety of interests and areas of focus. Some of the areas of research include:

  • The laws of biological design
  • Ethics and bioethics
  • Philosophy of science
  • Philosophy of quantum physics
  • Philosophy of literature
  • Philosophy of education