Bakersfield College

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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).

Degrees and Certificates

Bakersfield College offers the following programs in Philosophy:

Philosophy Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer