Philosophy B.A.

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Philosophy is at the core of the liberal arts. The program offers a wide variety of discussions based seminars in both Western and Non Western philosophy. Working with primary texts, we help students to develop their critical thinking and writing skills. Our courses concentrate on issues, which are relevant to students' lives such as how to live, the nature of justice, the role of reason and emotion in a good life and the meaning and role of art in our lives. After graduation our students have gone on to graduate school, law school, the Peace Corps, nonprofit organizations and private industry.

Courses and co-curricular activities emphasize global perspectives and awareness of diversity in historical and contemporary contexts. The Philosophy and Liberal Studies program develops and enhances the student's ability to think critically and provides a strong foundation in the skills necessary to succeed in a wide variety of workplaces and graduate programs.

Take a look at our brief informational video here!

Three of our graduates have taken the time to briefly tell us why they chose Philosophy as a major: Brooke Judie, Kailah Jeffries, and  Maria Bermudez (click names for videos).


Pre-Law Concentration

For a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with a concentration in pre-law, students are prepared to enter law school after they graduate.

Religion Concentration

For a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with a concentration in religion students can take four upper division courses in Philosophy and four upper division courses in Religion.