The graduate program in philosophy offers students the opportunity to prepare for Ph.D. study at another institution, or to study philosophy beyond the baccalaureate level for its own sake. The program is reasonably broad, encompassing both the analytic and continental traditions, both rigorous work in the history of philosophy and work centered on contemporary issues. Classes are small; much instruction takes tutorial form. The environmental ethics emphasis is a particular track through the traditional degree that takes advantage of the department’s (and university’s) expertise in issues related to natural resources and the environment. Students can declare an intention to enter into the environmental track on their application.