History and Philosophy of Science, BA

Clark Hall 203
Phone: 216.368.2632
Colin McLarty, Program Director

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Major: History and Philosophy of Science

Program Overview

The Department of Philosophy and the Department of History together offer an undergraduate major in the history and philosophy of science. The purpose of the major is to develop a humanistic understanding of the nature and development of science through the combined use of philosophical and historical methods. The major provides a foundation for graduate study in a range of academic disciplines and for careers in such areas as business, medicine, law, public policy, and science journalism. It also may be profitably combined with a program in one of the sciences. Within the major, a student may seek an emphasis on the philosophy of science, the history of the physical sciences, or the history of the biological and medically related sciences.

Undergraduate Policies

For undergraduate policies and procedures, please review the Office of Undergraduate Studies section of the General Bulletin.

Accelerated Master's Programs

Undergraduate students may participate in accelerated programs toward graduate or professional degrees. For more information and details of the policies and procedures related to accelerated studies, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Studies section of the General Bulletin.

Department Faculty

Colin McLarty, PhD
Truman P. Handy Professor of Philosophy and Chair, Department of Philosophy; Director, History and Philosophy of Science Program

Chris Haufe, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy

Aviva Rothman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of History

Jonathan Sadowsky, PhD
Theodore J. Castele Professor, Department of History