Philosophy, the “love of wisdom,” leads us to ask questions about ourselves, our world and what may lie beyond. In pursuing these questions, students enhance their abilities in analysis, self-reflection, argumentation and communication. Students of philosophy have many options after graduation; philosophy is excellent training for careers in law, politics and business.

Dr. Katherine Valde

Meet Dr. Katherine Valde

Dr. Katherine Valde, assistant professor of philosophy, specializes in the philosophy of science. She teaches courses that integrate her interests in biology, neuroscience and feminism. Since joining the faculty at Wofford in 2019, she has introduced several new courses, including Philosophy of Biology and Gender, Race and Science. She is the faculty organizer for Wofford’s MAP (Minorities and Philosophy) chapter and an Office of Diversity and Inclusion Anti-Racism Challenge mentor.

Broderick M. Reid Jr. ’21

Meet Broderick M. Reid Jr. ’21

Broderick M. Reid Jr. conducted phenomenological interviews that focused on the question, “What is it like being a minority at a predominantly white institution?” He is pursuing a master’s degree in management at Wake Forest University. After business school, he plans to work in the health care consulting field before returning to school to pursue an MBA with a specialization in health care.

In addition to becoming attorneys, physicians or professors, Wofford philosophy majors have gone on to be:

Arena pro football champion player
Associate in a public relations agency
Director in a university development office
Environmental lobbyist
Founder and owner of a start-up rum distillery
Manager in the music industry
Office manager of an NYC design firm
Voice-over professional

Wofford philosophy students have completed post-graduate studies at:

Charleston School of Law
Charlotte School of Law
Duke Divinity School
Elon University
Mississippi State University
Savannah School of Art and Design
University of Houston
University of Oklahoma School of Law
University of South Carolina School of Law
Vanderbilt University