The Program

The Program

The program develops analytical, critical, and oral and written communication skills, an excellent preparation for professional and other careers. Individuals acquire these skills partly because the courses involve in-class discussion and require the writing of numerous philosophical papers. Courses in Logic involve frequent exercises.

Along with required courses in history of western philosophy, contemporary philosophy, Asian philosophy, moral and political philosophy, philosophy of science and logic, you can explore a variety of electives in the above subjects such as applied ethics, philosophies of happiness and flourishing, and more.

Students who major in philosophy typically teach at the college or university level, or continue their education at professional schools, such as schools of law and medicine; or in graduate programs in the humanities and social sciences. Our program also has an exceptional record of graduates being accepted to masters, doctoral and law school programs.    


Major Requirements

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Minors in Philosophy

Please consult an advisor, the Department of Philosophy website, Cal Poly Humboldt course catalog and schedule of classes for options for fulfilling the minor requirements. All minors require students to take at least four philosophy courses, two of which must be upper-division.