Opportunities for Philosophy Majors

  • Essay contest winner Tom Hanauer

    Fitzgerald Essay Contest 2009, first prize: “Contra Scientific Realism”—Tommy Hanauer, now a graduate assistant, PhD program, SUNY–Binghamton

    Essay winner Luke Piper

    Fitzgerald Essay Contest 2013, first prize: “Plato’s Views on Akrasia: A Case for Consistency” —Luke Piper, now a medical student, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

    Christian Minich, 2012 Philosophy alumnus

    Fitzgerald Essay Contest 2012, first prize: “Ceteris Paribus: The War Over the Constants of Immortality”—Christian Minich, now clinical data analyst at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

  • What’s Happening for Philosophy Majors

    Philosophy majors can engage in many activities outside of the classroom that expand their grasp of the discipline.

    Philosophy Club

    The Philosophy Club is an active student-run organization that provides an excellent way to engage with other philosophy majors and learn more about professional opportunities.

    Daniel N. Boone Speaker Series

    The Daniel N. Boone Speaker Series brings philosophers to the IUP campus to discuss their ongoing research.

    Howard Z. Fitzgerald Essay Contest

    The Howard Z. Fitzgerald Essay Contest provides you with the opportunity to distinguish yourself through written analysis and expression.

    Mock Trial

    This group is open to all students on campus, those who are interested in a career in law, and those who just like a good debate.

    Pre-Law Society

    The IUP Pre-Law Society is a student-run organization that serves as a valuable resource for IUP students who are interested in law school and law-related careers. The organization assists with events such as IUP’s Law School Career Day, LSAT prep courses, guest speakers, mock trial, workshops on getting into law school, and more.

    Pre-Law Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

    IUP has a pre-law chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International, a professional service organization composed of pre-law students, law students, legal educators, attorneys, judges, and officials.