IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION:

We are prioritizing the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and broader Maine communities. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions and following institutional, state, and federal safety guidelines, our office has adjusted the way we connect with you. To best serve our students and align with recent public health advisories in relation to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), in-person availability may be limited but assistance is still available Monday through Friday 8:00-4:30 by email, phone, scheduled Zoom session, or by visiting our website 24/7.
In-person: Not at this time.
Email: Students and families are able to email questions or concerns to Jen at jennifer.bowen@maine.edu Monday through Friday 8:00-4:30.
Phone: Students and families are able to leave a voicemail message at 207.581.3866 with your name, student id and email address. Please allow 24 business hours for a call back or email response and please note the call may be returned from a restricted number.
Zoom session: Have some more in depth, specific questions? Students and families are able to email Jen at jennifer.bowen@maine.edu to schedule a 1-on-1 Zoom session.

The Philosophy Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, as well as Minors in Philosophy and Ethics. Nationally in 2006, Philosophy majors, as a group, had higher mean scores on the Graduate Record Examination Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Writing Sections than students in any other major, and scored higher than other humanities and most social sciences in the GRE Quantitative examination. In 1992 only Philosophy majors were five percent or more above the mean on the LSAT (law), GMAT (graduate management), GRE Verbal and GRE Quantitative examinations. The Department also encourages double majors. Philosophy majors often double up with political science, journalism, English, history, or some other major. They are valued in professions such as law, medicine, government and others for their liberal learning, their ability to think and communicate, and their grasp of human nature and values. Students who wish to further their studies, may pursue a Master of Liberal Studies.