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UW Oshkosh
Department of Philosophy
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Phone: (920) 424-1366
Fax: (920) 424-2286

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UW Oshkosh Philosophy Department


The Philosophy Department at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is located on the third floor of Radford Hall, in the heart of our scenic campus on the Fox River. We are proud of our high quality undergraduate program and of the scholarship produced by the department’s faculty. Our majors have been accepted by some of the best graduate philosophy programs in the country, and many of our students find careers in business, law, and medicine. If you are interested in the department’s courses, or if you are wondering how to become a philosophy major, minor, or certificate student, please explore this website further! If you have any questions, simply contact us via email or telephone, or come by the department in person – everyone is welcome!

Congratulations to Matthew Loofboro, 2020 Socratic Award Winner!

Congratulations to Matthew Loofboro, winner of the UWO Philosophy Department's annual Socratic Award! Matthew is graduating this Spring, and then heading off to Law School in the Fall. Best of luck in all of your future endeavors, Matt!

UWO Philosophy Program Ranks in the Top 100 for Value

As recently reported by the Advance Titan, according to Great Value Colleges, a company that ranks colleges and universities by department "in an effort to contribute to the academic mission of higher learning institutes", the UWO Philosophy program is among the Top 100 in the country in terms of value. For more information, visit the following URL- https://advancetitan.com/news/2020/02/19/uw-oshkosh-is-a-value-college-for-philosophy-degrees

Sign Up Now for the Applied Ethics Certificate!

Starting in Spring 2020, the Philosophy Department will offer a 12-credit Applied Ethics Certificate. This program should appeal not only to philosophy majors and minors, but also to students in STEM and pre-professional programs whose future employers may well desire to hire students that have demonstrated a commitment to learning how ethical principles apply to various "real-world" scenarios. The Applied Ethics Certificate can be completed by taking Philosophy 105/106 Ethics (as either a...

New Philosophy Capstone Course Format Starting Fall 2020!

In keeping with its constant efforts to make the Philosophy Major easier for students to complete without compromising on its high quality, the philosophy department is making some significant changes to its PHIL 475 Capstone course, beginning Fall 2020. We believe that these changes will greatly enhance the experience for all involved. In this new version of the course, with the aid of a Capstone advisor assigned by the Philosophy Department, you will develop important independent research...

2020 WPA Conference at UWO Canceled

Due to the pandemic, the in-person 2020 Wisconsin Philosophical Association conference, previously scheduled for April 25th, has been canceled. Nearly 30 papers were accepted for presentation, and more were submitted and peer-reviewed. Thanks to everyone who participated in this process! The conference might be rescheduled to occur late summer 2020 as an online conference. If so, more information will be posted here by early summer.