I have a degree in philosophy. I'd advise against it. Brilliant topic, but at college it serves two purposes (or at least it did at mine): 1) To let students become vaguely familiar with the source material without actually having to read it. Get The History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell, and get the top 5 books from each author he lists. You will be more knowledgeable than any philosophy major, just by reading a hundred odd books. Read 2 a week and you'll be an expert in a year. 2) To indoctrinate you into THEIR view of philosophy and philosophical history. Universities are full of consequentialists, or at least mine was. Professors rabidly defend their views and provide strong criticism for those they oppose. It's made difficult to ask questions in class. In short, philosophy is an individual art. Study it in private and have a chat with other people of various viewpoints.