Shape Contemporary Culture with a Degree in Philosophy

The philosophy major equips students to become intellectual leaders in conversations that shape contemporary culture. Do you feel energized when a conversation shifts to a discussion of big ideas? Do you care how ideas affect lives? If so, there is a good chance you have a philosopher’s mind and are well suited to the philosophy major.

APU’s philosophy program develops a community of scholars who are intellectually skilled, historically informed, and pragmatically oriented, and who embody the characteristics of APU’s Wesleyan Christian heritage: classical Christian orientation, sanctity of mind, sanctity of heart, and community-oriented service.

Career Opportunities

APU philosophy students are prepared for success in graduate studies and/or careers in philosophy, theology, healthcare ethics, law, civil service, public policy, education, and ministry.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re a philosophy major if you:

  • Are curious about other perspectives on life, religion, and the world.
  • Find it fun to think hard and push yourself.
  • Want to understand how to develop a sound worldview, from the ground up.
  • Are gripped by the moral issues of our time.
  • Prefer a career that values creative problem solving.
  • Are considering graduate school in law, philosophy, pre-med, or ministry.

Learn more about this major’s coursework.

Note: This information is current for the 2021-22 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.