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Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Philosophy

There are many research opportunities in Philosophy open to undergraduates.


  • Students can submit their philosophical work to Pursuit, which is the first University of Tennessee publication dedicated to undergraduate research.
  • Students can submit their work to the Philosophy Department Essay Contest
  • Students can write an Honors Thesis with a faculty member
  • Funding for summer research assistantships is periodically available
  • Many Philosophy courses (300+) require substantial research papers
  • More opportunities are available through the Office of Undergraduate Research

Some Philosophy Conferences Open to Undergraduates

Some Undergraduate Philosophy Journals

Some Summer Programs in Philosophy for Undergraduates

Additional Resources

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