Choose a Philosophy minor to prepare your mind for the challenges of the 21st century.
Philosophy deals with the fundamental questions of life, including the nature of knowledge, the basis of morality and politics, and the rational analysis of religious beliefs. A philosophical perspective emphasizes clear thinking about what is truly important to live well, and study in philosophy develops critical reasoning, analytic problem-solving, and writing skills applicable to a wide range of professions. In addition, the curriculum provides excellent preparation for graduate work in law, ethics, religion, philosophy, and other fields in which reasoning and argumentation skills or ability to work at a high level of abstraction are important.
Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.