Pursue philosophy as an active inquiry into the meaning of human existence, the nature of reality, human knowledge and ethics. This program is for philosophy majors who wish to transfer to a four-year college or those interested in philosophical questions and methods for determining their own answers.
Philosophy is active, critical and speculative inquiry into the meaning of human existence, the nature of reality, human knowledge and its justifications, and the pursuit of acceptable grounds for human conduct. Philosophy courses at Pierce are designed not only for students who plan to transfer as philosophy majors to four-year institutions, but for anyone with an interest in philosophical questions and in the development of methods and skills for determining their own answers.
All philosophy majors should work closely with an advisor to determine the courses that best meet their specific educational needs. In addition, most bachelor's degree programs in philosophy require the study of at least one foreign language from among the following: French, German, Latin, or Ancient Greek.