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Philosophy Minor

Earn a Philosophy Minor at Azusa Pacific University

You’ll be ready to excel as a Christ-centered, intellectual leader in important debates shaping today’s culture. You’ll build sought-after skills like critical reading and persuasive communication, setting you up for success in diverse careers. You’ll be prepared to shape cultural practices in religion, science, ethics, and beyond as you step into your calling.

Program at a Glance

The School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University trains students for effective ministry in the church and around the world through practical programs in a supportive Christ-centered community.

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  • March 8, 2024

Program Information

  • Program Units: 18


  • Azusa (Main Campus)
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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Integrate the Christian faith with your studies.
  • Develop a sound worldview from the ground up. 
  • Explore other perspectives on life, religion, and the world.
  • Analyze philosophical theories that have shaped contemporary debates about God, human nature, and the Good Life.

By the Numbers

1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best Colleges Guide
10 :1 Student-to-faculty ratio
78 K Average national salary of an employee with a philosophy degree

Program Details

The Department of Philosophy prepares students to become intellectual leaders in important debates that shape contemporary culture, such as those concerning religion, science, ethics, civil service, public policy, and the arts.

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To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Career Outlooks and Outcomes

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APU Hosts “Human Flourishing in the Age of AI” Conference

Philosophy professor Mihretu Guta shared his perspective on artificial intelligence and ChatGPT during APU’s “Human Flourishing in the Age of AI” conference.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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