Philosophy (California State University - Long Beach)

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    California State University - Long Beach

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    USD 30,403

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Program Description

The philosophy major at California State University, Long Beach offers undergraduate students a wide range of choices when it comes to areas of specialization, including ethics, metaphysics, cognitive science, epistemology, and pragmatism. Students can also take advantage of the pre-law emphasis and participate in the Departmental Honors Program. Many doors may be opened to philosophy majors due to the department's affiliation with the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and its hosting of the Applied Ethics Forum and other conferences and symposia.

Courses specific to the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy are divided into required areas and electives at both the lower and upper divisions. To complete the program, a minimum of 24 units must be completed at the upper-division level, and 36 philosophy credits total are required.

Additionally, upper-division coursework must be completed within each of the three distribution areas, which consist of 1) logic, metaphysics, and epistemology; 2) values and evaluation; and 3) historical traditions and figures. In addition to philosophy coursework, students are also required to complete 48 hours of general education requirements. The minimum of units required to complete the degree is 120.

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California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is an affordable university with great prospects for its graduates. The University is nationally known as The Beach.

CSULB is part of the California State University (CSU) System - a network of 23 campuses. The Beach however receives the most applications as compared...

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