At a Glance

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APU’s philosophy major equips students to think clearly and critically about the world around them. Coursework introduces current and historical interpretations of self, the world, and God, and the philosophy of science, comparative religions, and modern political thought. In addition to advanced philosophical concepts, students learn the principles of logic and semantics, how to assess the validity of arguments, and the principles of ethical conduct as applied to personal and social problems.

Students gain the ability to express themselves in a concise, persuasive manner; identify, define and solve complex problems; and recognize the underlying assumptions that motivate human behavior. This is a useful scholastic foundation for many areas of graduate study and many career paths. Philosophy majors leave APU equipped for decision making and ready to lead.

Meet the Faculty

Joshua Rasmussen, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of philosophy at Azusa Pacific University.

Get to know our philosophy faculty.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re a philosophy major if you:

  • Like to think outside the box.
  • Are interested in creative problem solving.
  • Enjoy debate and logical argument.
  • Like to see the big picture and draw conclusions from it.
  • Tend to see the connections between ideas.

Learn more about this major and required courses.

Note: This information is current for the 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.