Why should I learn about philosophy?
- Do it for you.
- Do it for the skills.
- Do it for an advanced degree.
- Do it for a job.
- Do it for the money.
- Do it because it's a great experience.
Why should I attend the Ohio State PACT Summer Camp?
First of all, because it’s fun. This isn’t a camp where you’ll simply hear other people talk about philosophy. It’s a camp where you’ll be doing philosophy yourself. You’ll investigate interesting topics through a variety of lively activities, from spirited debates to film analysis.
Second, because engaging in philosophy gives you incredibly valuable skills. It will strengthen your abilities in argument analysis, clear self-expression, critical thinking, and more—which will help you no matter where you’re going in life.
Last, because of the people you’ll meet. You’ll connect with other smart, like-minded students, and you’ll spend time with instructors who are leaders and rising stars in their fields of research. Making connections like these is a memorable, valuable experience, and it looks great on a college application, too!
Who will my fellow scholars be?
Participants will be students just like you; that is, high school students who are interested in getting to know more about philosophy and engage in thoughtful discussions.
What are the dates of the camp?
The 2018 Summer Camp will have two week-long sessions:
- Session 1: Monday, June 11 - Friday, June 15
- Session 2: Monday, June 18 - Friday, June 22
When are applications due?
The application deadline for priority consideration was Friday, April 6, 2018. However, we will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis!
Where can I find the online application form?
Both the online application form and the required academic recommendation can be found on our application page.
When will I find out whether I've been accepted?
Participants will be notified of acceptance one week after the applications are due. Depending on the number of applications, some students may be placed on a waitlist.
When is tuition due?
Tuition for those students accepted on or after May 18, 2018 must be mailed by June 1, 2018. Payment should be in the form of a check or money order made out to "The Ohio State University" and sent to the following address:
OSU Dept. of Philosophy
350 University Hall
230 N Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210