Find the Meaning of Life at Brooklyn College


You constantly ponder life’s greatest questions: What is our place in the universe? How does one determine good versus bad? Where did it all begin, and what is reality anyway? The Department of Philosophy can give you the tools to try to sort it all out. You will improve your reasoning, analytic, and judgment skills, and you’ll enhance your ability to develop and defend positions. Your philosophy courses will do more than just help you understand what it’s all about; they’ll prepare you for a wide range of careers—in law, business, finance, management, and technology—by cultivating your abilities to think critically and creatively about complex problems, and to express yourself with confidence and clarity.

Registration Information

Faculty Advisers, Tutoring, and Transfer Credits 
We have advisers for our majors/minors as well as for pre-law to help you keep track of your progress toward completing your major and/or minor. Here you’ll find their office hours and contact information, as well as checklists for each major and/or minor, information on tutoring, and transfer credit policies, and more.

Career Opportunities for Philosophy majors
Studying philosophy will teach you to think clearly and critically, and to communicate complex ideas effectively both orally and in writing. Philosophy will prepare you for a wide range of careers, earn more than any other humanities major, and transform you into an engaged and responsible citizen.


Course Descriptions
We have compiled a list of course descriptions composed by the professors who will be teaching these classes. We hope that this will give you more insight into what will be taught in these classes. If you have further questions about a specific course, we encourage you to contact the instructor directly.

Transfer Credit Evaluators (PDF)
Refer to the Philosophy Department Transfer Credit Policy for specific transfer credit policies.

Applying to Philosophy M.A. and Ph.D. Programs

View our graduate school information page.

Students outside the West Quad Building

Featured Alumni

Recent graduates, Andre Howell, Rayan Mamoon, and Angela Sierra, who led the Philosophy Society in 2022-23, are moving on to higher studies. Andre will pursue a master’s in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Brooklyn College; Angela is getting her master’s in Cognitive Neuroscience at the CUNY Grad Center; and Rayan is going to medical school at SUNY Downstate.

More Student Spotlights

Philosophical Responses to the Pandemic

The Ethyle R. Wolfe Institute for the Humanities hosted an engaging conversation based on Associate Professor Anna Gotlib‘s edited book, Responses to a Pandemic (Rowman and Littlefield, 2022). Philosophers from around the world reflected upon the human, social, and political experiences brought about by the pandemic.

Contact Information

3308 Boylan Hall
P: 718.951.5311
F: 718.951.4675

Mailing Address

Brooklyn College
Philosophy Department
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210

Department Chair

Daniel Campos
3308 Boylan Hall
P: 718.951.5311

Department Deputy Chair

Matthew Moore
3300 Boylan Hall
P: 718.951.5000, ext. 6879

Office Manager and Department Administration

Ana-leese Allen

Office Assistant

Andre Howell

Faculty Contact Information

Contact information list (pdf) for all Philosophy Department faculty.

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