“The unexamined life is not worth living” – Socrates

The aim of philosophy courses is to understand how the great minds of the past and present have perceived and answered the most challenging questions about knowledge and reality and then to develop one’s own philosophy.

This discipline encourages developing creative thought processes. Students of philosophy learn reading and critical thinking skills that assist in other areas of study and career.

Careers in Law, Education, and Business

  • Become an educator, journalist, counselor, or minister.
  • Enter into a world of business or become a computer scientist.
  • Continue your studies and become an attorney or use your critical thinking and reading skills as a CEO for a company or a VP of strategy.

Transfer Opportunities and Pathways

A Philosophy major can be found at many bachelor’s granting institutions. Some universities and colleges may even have similar, but more specified majors to explore, that could align better with your interests. Examples include Classics, Rhetoric, Cognitive Studies, Pre-law, Religious Studies, and many more.

  • Search a list of Philosophy related majors at the UCs’ and CSUs
  • Compare average admit GPAs across similar majors at the UCs
  • Learn what major prep courses you need to take in order to transfer to the UCs or CSUs
  • Explore similar majors at private and out-of-state institutions
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