Philosophy, B.A.

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The philosophy major challenges undergraduates to think with greater clarity, creativity and confidence. This program equips students with core skills essential for critical reading and the clear, well-organized expression of ideas.

School of Liberal Arts & Sciences

West Palm Beach



Why Earn a Degree in Philosophy at PBA?

The department accomplishes its mission by offering students small, interactive class sizes and courses in the history of philosophy, logic and creative thinking.

Philosophy majors receive distinctive training in logical thinking making them capable of critically evaluating arguments relevant to all areas of human life.

The philosophy program provides students with transformational learning opportunities as they become acquainted with philosophy as a way of life. As a department in a Christian university, the program challenges its students to think deeply about their faith.

What Can I Do With This Degree?

  • Law
  • Government
  • Health Professions

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Program Details

As a student in the School of Arts & Sciences, you’ll find a rich array of programs—from creative writing and philosophy to mathematics and the sciences—all of which are delivered with a Christian worldview. And you’ll discover opportunities that could include studying marine wildlife in the Galapagos, the Atlantic or the Everglades; interning at a Fortune 500 company; or exploring the ancient architecture of Rome. On any given day as a student in the School of Arts & Sciences you may find yourself:

  • Presenting research at a national psychology conference
  • Analyzing polling data as an intern for a candidate for Congress
  • Studying sea turtles in the Atlantic
  • Participating in exciting educational tripsincluding to the Galapagos or the Everglades.
  • Supporting the computer network for one of West Palm Beach’s Fortune 500 companies
  • Analyzing DNA
  • Publishing a story in PBA’s literary journal Living Waters Review
  • Walking the stages of London’s renowned theatres
  • Enhancing your knowledge and skills through clubs and organizations, like the Mathematics Club or the Marine Biology Club

Learn more about your classes and requirements in the course catalog.

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