The Program in Philosophical Studies is designed to provide interested students a set of opportunities:
To encounter and explore some of the major philosophical ideas that have shaped human understanding, culture, and history.
To develop a high level of skill in critical and constructive thinking.
Why Study Philosophy?
Students in the philosophical studies program can readily integrate philosophy with one or more other academic disciplines such as religion, intellectual history, the natural sciences, and the human sciences. Several suggested curricula are listed below. These majors require a minimum of 60 quarter units, including 20 units of core courses in philosophical studies. For additional information consult the coordinator of the Program in Philosophical Studies
An individual major, designed in consultation with the respective coordinators of the programs in individual majors and in philosophical studies, is available for students with a vocational interest in philosophical studies.
Individual majors can readily integrate philosophical studies with one or more other academic disciplines such as religion, intellectual history, the natural sciences, and the human sciences. Several suggested curricula are listed below. These majors require a minimum of 60 quarter units, including 20 units of courses in philosophical studies. For additional information consult the coordinator of the Program in Philosophical Studies
Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
First-year students meet with their academic coach/advisor each week for their first two quarters. Then they are assigned an advisor from their major department who will help them choose the classes they need to complete their program.
A lot of learning takes place outside of the classroom. The Division of Student Life is headquarters for student government, activities, organizations, spiritual life, and much more to enhance your college experience.
We want you to find a good job after you finish your degree at La Sierra. The Career Services Center, located in the Zapara School of Business, is prepared to guide you through your job search process.
All undergraduate students at La Sierra University participate in a comprehensive general education curriculum called University Studies, which is rooted in the concept of liberal education as a formative and transformative process. University Studies offers an integrated curriculum that:
stimulates the meaning-centered development of its students.
familiarizes students with the various academic disciplines.
exposes students to intercultural, international and inter-ethnic concerns.
encourages students to recognize the importance of developing a personal value system to distinguish between right and wrong.