Notre Dame's Department of Philosophy is a community of faculty, staff, and students. Members of our community work in every major area of philosophy and its history. As the largest philosophy department in the United States, we aspire to provide both unrivalled coverage of the history of philosophy and excellence in a broad range of areas of contemporary philosophy.
Part of the University's Catholic identity is its commitment to the value of philosophy. The department is committed to being a place where faith meets reason, and providing a range of courses which make the university's philosophy requirement a meaningful part of every Notre Dame's student's education. The department is the home of a vibrant and growing major, with more than 150 students enrolled in the various major and minor programs which the department offers.
The department has consistently been ranked in the top twenty philosophy departments in the English-speaking world, and is the home of a large and diverse graduate program. We have more than fifty doctoral and postdoctoral students working in a very wide range of areas of contemporary philosophy and the history of philosophy.