A major in philosophy has always been and continues to be one of the strongest traditional liberal arts majors in higher education.

Although its immediate use would seem to be limited to teaching or research in higher education, its emphasis on critical thinking, theories of knowledge, value and reality, truth, rational argument and proof make it an excellent pre-professional undergraduate major (e.g., for law, theology, medicine, business, computer science) or minor (e.g., for the natural, physical and social science and humanities majors).


Phone: (661) 395-4984 | Location: Fine Arts (FA)

Department Chair: Michael McNellis | (661) 395-4596 | Office: FA 52

Pathway: Arts, Humanities and Communication Pathway



General Education Patterns

There are five patterns BC students can follow to complete your general education requirements for graduation from Bakersfield College or successfully transfer to a CSU or UC. Find your pattern at General Education Patterns.