Philosophy Programs

At Gettysburg College, we see philosophy as a part of the well-lived life and as a bridge to all intellectual pursuits. Philosophy is not about memorizing the views of past thinkers, but about confronting the challenges and opportunities of the real world in ways that lead to insight, wisdom, and engagement.

The department offers a major and minor in Philosophy.

Related Program: Peace & justice studies minor

Find out more about our programs, explore the courses offered, and meet our faculty.

Faculty Research

Faculty Profile

Philosophy Prof. Steve Gimbel starts his class a little differently: By opening up the floor to any questions his students may have, even if they aren’t directly related to the topic of discussion at hand.