Philosophy Program Description

Program Description

Philosophy is the logical examination of the fundamental issues people have pondered for over 2500 years. What is reality and what is beauty? What is knowledge and truth? What is good and just? Does human existence have meaning and does God exist? Philosophy courses are directed toward understanding these questions in their historical and cultural contexts and applying insights to contemporary life. Rigorous philosophical study will improve one's critical thinking skills.

Career Opportunities

  • Education
  • Ethics
  • Management
  • Law
  • Government
  • Publishing
  • Religious Service
  • Scientific Research
  • Social Work
  • Teaching
  • All Human Service Careers

Some Career Opportunities may require more than two years of college study.


  • Dedicated and enthusiastic instructional staff with expertise in critical thinking and ethics
  • Excellent transfer preparation by emphasizing critical writing and reading
  • Examination of traditional philosophical issues

Transferable courses may or may not satisfy lower division major preparation, general education, and/or elective requirements. Please meet with a counselor for specific transfer course evaluation.

For information about the student learning outcomes for this program, see