What we do
In the University of Nevada, Reno Department of Philosophy, students navigate some of the deepest questions human beings have asked - questions about the basic character of reality, the limits of knowledge, the place of mind in nature, the best life for a person and the most decent society for us all, among others. You will not find easy answers, but you will think clearly about the options while honing analytical and imaginative skills that will prepare you for a host of exciting careers. Upon graduation, many of our students go on to law school or medical school, or secure employment in business, policy institutes or nonprofits and governmental agencies. You can find information on employment prospects, earning potential and more on why you should study philosophy. Come join our approachable faculty and enthusiastic students as you begin the intellectual odyssey of a lifetime.