Do you have a passion for exploring the difficult questions about God, social justice, and the human condition? Are you comfortable with the complex? Do you seek out logical and ethical solutions to the issues facing society today? With a bachelor’s degree in philosophy you can apply your strengths in critical thinking, exploration, communication, and problem-solving to a wide variety of careers.
Our faculty provides a wide range of perspectives and expertise varying from modern and contemporary philosophy, ancient greek and postmodern philosophy, male and female perspectives, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, reasoning, and ethics. These professors are active scholars who engage their students in thoughtful analysis of timeless questions of the human condition, as well as those unique questions that face society today.
After gaining an introductory understanding of philosophy and ethics, you will be able to examine more in-depth studies, such as philosophy and film, social philosophy, philosophy of science, and the philosophy of love. Majoring in philosophy at PLNU will help you to develop and master critical analyses of difficult texts, creative problem-solving skills, and an ability to clearly and persuasively articulate complex thoughts and ideas. These skills will prepare you to 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).