Offered as a major (B.A.) and a minor

A question for every answer.

Philosophy is an enterprise of both the mind and the spirit, offering a disciplined exploration of the large questions of life and existence.

Philosophy is an excellent major (or double major) for students who are pre-law or who are considering graduate degrees in philosophy, religion, theology, or bioethics.

The Curriculum

Your work as a philosophy major will endow you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a philosophically literate person. At the same time, our focus is on the integration of this knowledge with your own individual process of moral, spiritual, and intellectual growth.

The Professors

Your Future

An undergraduate philosophy education also offers many career and educational opportunities to students whose ambitions lie elsewhere. Hospitals, church vocations, government agencies and business corporations seek out people with a philosophical education, as well as knowledge of applied ethics, because of their training in clear and focused thinking and their sensitivity to a wide range of ethical dilemmas.

Graduate Schools

  • University of Chicago
  • St. John's College
  • Southwestern University
  • London School of Economics


  • Disneyland Resort
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Liberty Advertising
  • Real So Cal Soccer Club
  • Capital Fellows Programs
  • QX Telecom/WQ Long Distance

Career Paths

  • Marketing Strategy Manager
  • Advertising Distributor
  • Coach
  • Teacher
  • Judicial Administrative Fellow
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager
  • Vice President of Operations and Development
of Cal Lutheran students are either enrolled in graduate programs or are employed within nine months of graduation.

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