B.A. Program in Philosophy

The principal emphasis of the department in its undergraduate programs is on a liberal arts education. Philosophy is fundamentally an adventure of the mind. Philosophy majors read and discuss the ideas generated by some of the greatest thinkers in history.

M.A. Program in Philosophy

We offer three plans for pursuing the Master of Arts in philosophy.


A philosophy minor is compatible with any other major, and can be an especially meaningful complement to such majors as nursing, psychology, business, engineering, journalism and justice studies.

Pre-Law Students

While there is no formal Pre-Law major or minor at SJSU, if you are planning to attend law school, philosophy can help!

Philosophy in Practice

Our undergraduate and graduate programs allow students the opportunity to pursue applied philosophy projects.