Explore meaning and examine life’s mysteries as you shape your future.
The Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy is ideal for students who enjoy asking stimulating questions and thinking critically within a dynamic community. Using disciplined philosophical practices, students will ask questions about the world and themselves, even questions for which there may be no easy answers. Philosophy builds strong skills like communication, critical analysis, and problem solving, which are valuable in a wide variety of careers.
In this program, you will delve into ideas that are interconnected with your daily life, including social relationships, media, science, and faith. PLNU’s experienced faculty will share their expertise in a variety of key aspects of philosophy, including:
- Philosophy of science
- Theories of Justice
- Structures of Power
- Philosophy of Art
- And more.
The Philosophy B.A. is a versatile major that can lead to great paths beyond undergrad, such as law school and education. Skills in critical analysis, problem solving, and navigating complex ideas will help you stand out in your graduate school or career of choice. In fact, philosophy majors consistently score better than nearly all other majors on graduate school admission exams and on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).
At just 34 units, the Philosophy B.A. also makes for an excellent double major and is complementary to most programs, like STEM, creative arts, psychology, political sciences, business, and more. With only three mandatory classes — Logic (PHL 2077), Plato and Aristotle (PHL 3001), and Descartes through Hegel (PHL 3002) — plus a capstone course, you have the flexibility to fulfill your major units studying whatever upper-division philosophy classes you’re interested in.
Whether you’re creative, counter-cultural, empathetic, or entrepreneurial, philosophy will open a world of opportunities for your personal and professional development.