The Department of Philosophy is an internationally recognized community of scholars and students, known widely for its specialization in, and contributions to, moral philosophy, broadly construed. That includes metaethics, normative ethics, applied ethics, political philosophy and aesthetics. Undergraduate students may earn a B.A. in philosophy, and graduate students may earn a Masters or Ph.D. in the Department's Applied Philosophy program.  The Department is committed to providing the highest quality of education for students as well as to increasing the body of philosophical knowledge.

News & Information

In memory of Paul Olscamp and Ramona Cormier

The department is sorry to announce that two former faculty members who played strong roles in the development of the program here, Drs Paul Olscamp and Ramona Cormier, passed away in October 2014.  

New Faculty Member Fall 2014

We welcome our new full-time instructor, Dr. Michael Wiitala, who joins us from the University of Kentucky.

Three long-serving faculty members retired

In the summer of 2013, Professors Michael Bradie, Fred Miller and Jeffrey Paul retired. They will be sorely missed, but we hope to see them around the department in their new instantiations. 

Bradley Gabbard

One of our ABD graduate students and full-time instructors passed away in May 2013.  Our deepest sympathies are with his family and friends.

Department newsletter

Faculty Highlights

Student Highlights


April 17-18, 2015
Workshop on

"The Scope of Religious Exemptions"

See Call for Papers here

A Bowling Green Workshop in Applied Ethics and Public Policy Workshop Homepage

Studying Philosophy at BGSU

Department Chair

Michael Weber
307 Shatzel Hall,
Tel: 419-372-7209
Fax: 419-372-8191

Director of Graduate Admissions

Sara Worley
315 Shatzel Hall,
Tel: 419-372-2899
Fax: 419-372-8191

General Enquiries

Margy DeLuca, Department Secretary
Department of Philosophy,
305 Shatzel Hall,
Bowling Green State University,
Bowling Green,
OH 43403-0216

Phone: 419-372-2117
Fax: 419-372-8191

Director of Graduate Studies

Sara Worley
315 Shatzel Hall,
Tel: 419-372-2899
Fax: 419-372-8191

Undergraduate Advisor

Ian Young
309 Shatzel Hall,
Tel: 419-372-9365
Fax: 419-372-8191