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A major in philosophy broadens the mind and widens your horizon. It enables you to deal with the fundamental questions of existence by giving you the tools of critical thinking. Philosophy graduates have pursued and are pursuing degrees at the graduate level and in professional schools in fields such as law, mathematics and medicine.

The department finds its mission in the larger context of the university's mission: to solve pressing problems that trouble the communities that make Howard possible. No other university has Howard's resources, responsibility, and resolve to address these problems. Because Howard addresses problems in ways that no other institution can, we need excellence at Howard not just for the sake of excellence, but to fulfill our responsibilities. Read more >>


Philosophy Department
226 Locke Hall
2400 4th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20059
Phone: (202) 806-6811
Fax: (202) 518-3347

Alain Leroy Locke, architect of the Harlem Rennaissance and author of The New Negro,was a founder of the Howard University Philosophy Department and served as its chair from 1921 until 1953.


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