Dear Prospective Student,
There is a saying: “Philosophers bake no bread.” The implication of this verse is that a student of philosophy, a “lover of wisdom,” does not possess marketable skills that will help him/her to find and keep a lucrative job. Consider for a moment finding and keeping a meaningful job – a job that challenges you to think, to reason logically, to ask and ponder ageless questions, and to use an informed imagination to consider new possibilities.
Have you ever wondered: Why am I here? If God exists, why is there so much suffering? Do I have free will or am I determined? How do other people of differing cultures see the world? What is the philosophical stance of this literary character? How do my personal choices impact the environment? These are philosophical questions, and we think that they are so important that each student at Immaculata University is required to take two courses in philosophy. If these questions have occupied some of your time and rational powers, then perhaps you should consider a minor in philosophy. A minor in philosophy enhances any major area of study here at Immaculata and enables you to broaden and deepen your ability to reason, to think critically, to speak and write more logically and forcefully.
Professor Theodorou and Professor Healey and I, along with our adjunct professors, are proud of our graduates. We wish them God’s blessings and good luck as they pursue careers in their major fields of study: history, psychology, math, and English. We are confident that the skills they have learned here on the "Noble Hill," especially as philosophy minors, will enable them to find work that both provides financially for them but also challenges and sustains their need to seek truth and engage all of their potential gifts of knowledge, character, and soul.
If I can be of help as you consider your countless possibilities, please contact me. Welcome to Immaculata University and the many wonderful opportunities that await you on this Noble Hill!
Sister Judith K. Parsons, IHM, Ph.D.
Chair, Philosophy Department
1145 King Road
Immaculata, PA 19345
(610) 647-4400 ext. 3301