Philosophy - The love and pursuit of wisdom.
Searching for truth? Why not start with the right degree?
Fact 1: Philosophy is about being curious and asking "why?"
Fact 2: Students who major in philosophy develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills used every day.
Fact 3: With a degree in Philosophy, you can go to law school, pursue a graduate degree, join a ministry, or use your degree as preparation for business work, where you will need the skills to write and think clearly.
Why Philosophy at SJC?
Variety: When studying Philosophy at SJC, you are given the choice to concentrate on Philosophy or Religion/Philosophy.
- Philosophy: You can investigate, in a systematic way, fundamental questions about reality, truth, and value. You will learn how to think clearly, organize coherently, and analyze insightfully, skills important in any career.
- Religion/Philosophy: You can study spirituality and scripture and its interpretation. This major is open to everyone, regardless of their belief systems. For students interested in a graduate degree in theology/ministry, this is excellent preparation.
Dedication to Excellence: In the Philosophy Program, students can begin with more complex ideas because they are introduced to the basics through the Core Program. When studying Philosophy at SJC, you will learn to think and write more clearly and logically. You will read and discuss ideas from the great thinkers of the past to contemporary times.
Hands-on Experience: Philosophy students at SJC are encouraged to participate in internships at various locations, many being law firms. Religion/Philosophy students may participate in practica and internships in liturgical, retreat, or other forms of ministry. (Success Stories)
Faculty and Class Size: Our Philosophy Department consists of professors and clergy who each hold at least one doctorate degree in their fields of expertise. In classes ranging between 7 and 10 students, they can tailor classes to meet your needs and give you the personal attention you deserve. (Faculty Profiles)