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"Beyond providing sharp thinking skills and a broad understanding of life, our majors prepare students for a variety of post-college possibilities including graduate school, professional school and careers in diverse fields like writing, publishing, law, government, business and education. With a philosophy degree, your possibilities are endless."

Bonney MacDonald, Ph.D.
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  • Religion and Philosophy Collection  
    Covered topics include world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, epistemology, moral and political philosophy, and history of philosophy. More than 300 full-text journals, 250 peer-reviewed. Subset of Academic Search Complete.
  • Academic Search Complete  
    Multi-disciplinary academic resource. Covers social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language, arts, literature, and medicine. Includes scholarly full-text articles from over 7,300 sources, with an additional 1,000 full-text sources. Indexes more than 10,000 periodicals


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