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.

Dylan Goshorn ’22

Meet Dylan Goshorn ’22

Dylan Goshorn graduated with degrees in philosophy and international affairs. He served as student body president. He chose the philosophy major to learn how to think critically about the world. He works in Wofford’s Office of Philanthropy + Engagement as a young alumni philanthropy and engagement officer.

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 College of Art and Design
University of Houston
University of Oklahoma School of Law
University of South Carolina School of Law
Vanderbilt University