Student Success

"Majoring in Philosophy at Slippery Rock University was one of the best decisions I made during my academic career.  It was personally fulfilling and gave me a strong foundation to build my career." -Megan Kuhr, MLIS, Librarian, Kent State University, Class of 2013

"In addition to being personally rewarding, majoring in Philosophy at Slippery Rock University equipped me with skills that were tremendously helpful in the study of law, and which continue to guide me in the legal profession." -Robert Hartley, Attorney at Law, Duquesne University School of Law, Class of 2012

Our majors are among the top students at Slippery Rock University:

  • The first Norton Research Scholar to be named at SRU, Mel Seymour (2014), was a double major in psychology and philosophy
  • The 2014 Winner of American Veterans Award, the Distinguished Military Graduate Recognition, and the George C. Marshall Award (Justin Adams, 2014) was a double major in history and philosophy

Over the last six years our majors have won 7 of 18 awards at the annual, statewide conference hosted by the PASSHE Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religous Studies:

Millersville, 2017

  • 3rd Place: Jayme Kerr (philosophy, SRU), "Feminist Views on Marriage: Through Simone de Beauvoir and Susan Moller Okin"

West Chester, 2014

  • 2nd Place: Ellis Neilly (physics and philosophy, SRU), "A Critique of Kant's Analytic /Synthetic Distinction"
  • 3rd Place: Christie Gribschaw (psychology and philosophy, SRU), "A Defense of Final Causality"

Edinboro, 2013

  • 1st Place: Jared Figel (history and philosophy, SRU), "A Critical Response to Richard Swinburne"
  • 3rd Place: Benjamin Zeiger (psychology and philosophy, SRU), "God and Forgiveness: A Critique"

Kutztown, 2012

  • 2nd Place: Adam Benninger (psychology and philosophy, SRU) "Buddhism and the Possibility of a Just War"
  • 3rd Place: Ellis Neilly (physics and philosophy, SRU), "Metaphysics and Logic"

Our majors have gone on to graduate and professional training programs in a variety fields, including:

  • Philosophy (Georgia State, George Washington, Purdue, Duquesne, Vanderbilt, Ohio University, University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale, Michigan State, Dallas, West Chester)
  • Law School (Dickinson, Widener, Duquesne, Pittsburgh, Richmond, South Carolina, Maryland, Western Kentucky)
  • College Student Life Administration (James Madison University)
  • Information Resources and Library Science (The University of Arizona, Kent State University)
  • Seminary and Religious Studies (Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, University of South Carolina)
  • English and Literary Studies (Case Western Reserve University, University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Biology (Villanova University)
  • Chemistry (University of Maryland)
  • Art (Tyler School of Art)
  • Psychology (Duquesne University, Ball State University)
  • Archeology (California University of Pennsylvania)
  • Officer's Candidate School (US Marine Corps)