BA in Philosophy

Are you interested in:

  • problems of human existence?
  • the nature of the moral life?
  • the existence of God?
  • the meaning of freedom?
  • the relationship between mind and body?

If so, you might want to consider our Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, which will prepare you for a wide range of careers and advanced study.

Degree requirements

To earn the Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, you must complete at least 120 units of course work:

  • at least 35 units of liberal studies requirements 
  • you may not use courses with a PHI prefix to satisfy liberal studies requirements
  • at least 36 units of major requirements  
  • fourth-semester proficiency in a modern language  
  • elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units


See the current academic catalog for course descriptions and further details; for previous catalogs, click here