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The Department of Philosophy prepares students to become intellectual leaders in important philosophical debates that shape contemporary culture, such as those concerning religion, science, ethics, civil service, public policy, and the arts.

Learn more about our programs, our faculty, and our upcoming lectures and colloquia.

News & Features

Department of Philosophy

  • APU Ethics Bowl Team - CA State Champions!

    Philosophy Department's Ethics Bowl Team continues to place in the California Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl competition. This year the team came in first place holding the title of California State Champions.

Elsewhere at APU

  • Professional Conference Integrates Spirituality and Health Research

    The Third Annual Emerging Tools for Innovative Providers Conference: Spiritual Transformation Impact and Outcome runs July 27–31, 2015. Participants learn to integrate spirituality and health research into useful applications.

  • Intellectual Hospitality

    Diana Pavlac Glyer, Ph.D., professor in the Department of English, explores the concept of intellectual hospitality as a means to cultivate generosity, humility, and understanding among those with differing viewpoints and backgrounds.

  • Not of This World

    Amy Jung, director of forensics and assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies, understands first-hand the challenges and advantages of growing up as a Third Culture Kid.