Department of Philosophy was founded in 1991. The main objective of the Department of Philosophy is to educate students as a capable person to philosophizing. Philosophy program contains Western philosophy and Eastern and also Turkish philosophy. B.A. candidates in philosophy must follow a four-year program. The Degrees of M.S. and Ph.D. in philosophy are offered by the Institute of Social Science of Gazi University in cooperation with Department of Philosophy. The objectives of the philosophy program are to develop reflective and analytical skills and to help students understand, articulate, and evaluate the values, principles, and assumptions on which major individual and social decisions rest. By studying the various traditions of philosophy and by analyzing the underlying philosophical issues facing persons and societies in the contemporary world, students can attain perspective, knowledge, and skills important for making significant personal, professional, or public decisions. Philosophers work in industry, government, and education.