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.

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.

Major Requirements

See Catalog


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.