History, Political Science, and Philosophy



Life is Hard. Ask the Hard Questions.

Students who take courses in philosophy enhance their ability to think critically and vigorously, to analyze arguments, and to express their views clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing. Philosophy courses are good preparation for students considering graduate studies, law, medicine, or work with government agencies and private corporations.

The Philosophy Minor

The philosophy offerings at Texas A&M University-Kingsville are designed to provide electives for students in any major area, but especially in the liberal arts. Our students may earn a minor in philosophy with a minimum of 18 semester hours.

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Philosophy Fun Facts

  • Philosophy majors, on average, do better than students from most other majors on the standardized tests!
  • The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) scores of philosophy majors consistently trail only those of physics and math majors.
  • Only physics and math majors score as well as philosophy majors do on the GRE (the Graduate Records Examinations, a general admissions test for graduate school)
  • Philosophy majors score far higher than any other major on the GRE's verbal reasoning section.
  • Philosophy majors score better on the GMAT (General Management Admissions Test) than all other humanities majors do, and better than all business majors do!
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Philosophy Faculty Philosophy Courses

"Let no young man delay the study of philosophy, and let no old man become weary of it; for it is never too early nor too late to care for the well-being of the soul. The man who says that the season for this study has not yet come or is already past is like the man who says it is too early or too late for happiness"

  • Epicurus, 341 - 279 B.C.

"Philosophy is to be studied, not for the sake of any definite answers to its questions, since no definite answers can, as a rule, be known to be true, but rather for the sake of the questions themselves; because these questions enlarge our conception of what is possible, enrich our intellectual imagination and diminish the dogmatic assurance which closes through the greatness of the universe which philosophy contemplates, the mind also is rendered great, and becomes capable of that union with the universe which constitutes its highest good."

  • Bertrand Russel, 1872 - 1970

Course Highlight

Coming Spring 2020

Philosophy of Religion (PHIL 3315) with Prof. Badici

TR 9:30-10:45

Are our actions free if God already knows what we're going to do? Is faith rational? Can we prove God exists (or doesn't)?

All this and more! Don't miss out!

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Philosophy & Professional Ethics Society

The Philosophy & Professional Ethics Society of Texas A&M University-Kingsville is open to all students. Our goal is to create a positive environment that encourages discussion in all areas of philosophy. We sponsor lectures and film viewings, among other projects. Chief among all is the continued love of wisdom.

The club is a student-led organization that meets weekly to discuss philosophical issues or questions chosen by the students. The topic for the next meeting is voted on each time.

The Philosophy & Professional Ethics Society meets once a week on either Wednesday at 4:00 pm in Rhode Hall (typically 323).

For more Philosophy Club information please email Dr. Jeffrey Glick at jeffrey.glick@tamuk.edu or Brian Robinson (brian.robinson@tamuk.edu).