We are a pluralistic department composed of faculty members with research specializations in analytic and continental traditions. Because of this, we offer courses covering a broad range of the history of philosophy from the pre-Socratics to Quine and Levinas, as well as topic areas from metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and logic to phenomenology and semiotics.
We stand apart from other departments offering bachelors and master's degrees because we are uniquely situated in the Borderland region of the United States, and many of our undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff are bilingual, speaking and writing in both English and Spanish.
Unlike most major R1 universities in the United States offering undergraduate and advanced degrees in Philosophy, our majors are nearly 90% Hispanic, our graduate students are about 60% Hispanic, and 40% of our full-time tenured or tenure-stream faculty are women. We are very proud of our diverse faculty and students, believing that this is what sets us apart from other universities and Philosophy departments around the nation.