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Because philosophers reflect on the methods and fundamental concepts that figure in most other areas of intellectual inquiry, philosophy is an ideal second major or minor subject.  Indeed, it can be fruitfully combined with virtually any other program of study. Science majors, for example, can take courses leading to advanced work in the philosophy of science. Similarly, students interested in political science can take courses in ethics and political philosophy. Students majoring in linguistics or computer science can supplement their studies with courses in logic, formal methods, and the philosophy of language. Of course, majors in other disciplines may also want to take a wide variety of philosophy courses as a way of broadening their horizons, and discovering new problems, and new ways of approaching these problems.

Even for people not majoring or minoring in philosophy, the best thing to do in exploring what the Department has to offer is to talk to a philosophy advisor. The members of the faculty will be happy to make suggestions about various possible combinations of interests and fields.