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Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy as well as a minor in philosophy. The Philosophy program leads students into an exploration of the history of methods and ideas of great thinkers, offering students a variety of courses in which they are challenged to develop their own logical, critical and ethical thinking skills and apply them to contemporary issues and their own daily lives.

The Philosophy Department educates students for life with a worldview informed by the mission, vision and values of NDNU. The course offerings draw on philosophers and issues relevant to various ethnic, historical, cultural and religious backgrounds. Philosophy is understood as an "ethos" and "a way of life.” Faculty integrate modern ideas and issues into the curriculum, following the Socratic maxim that "an unexamined life is not worth living."

Philosophy majors go on to graduate school and also careers in civil service, law, education, journalism, business and many related fields. Statistics show that philosophy majors consistently score among the highest majors in the admission test for graduate school in other fields and in medicine (MCAT) and law (LSAT), making philosophy a good pre-professional major.

See the NDNU General Catalog for program requirements and course descriptions.

Admission Requirements

NDNU admits students for fall and spring semesters. Please visit Admissions for complete admission requirements.

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Contact

NDNU Admissions
650-508-3600
admiss@ndnu.edu

Marianne Delaporte, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
650-508-4181
mdelaporte@ndnu.edu