Philosophy

Students

Philosophy undergrads in the library

The Philosophy Department offers students the opportunity to explore life’s biggest and most challenging questions.  In our classrooms, students not only hone their reasoning and argumentation skills, they also connect with one another and have fun. As a result, our majors are very engaged in campus and department activities.

The Student Philosophical Society meets bi-weekly to learn from guest speakers and debate philosophical topics. Check out the Spring 2017 schedule! 

The FilmoSophia series explores philosophy through film. Screenings are free and pizza is provided. Past films include The Piano Teacher, Midnight in Paris, and The Skin I Live In.

The Philosophy Tutoring Center is run by a dedicated group of undergraduate majors and minors. Tutors are available Monday through Friday in Sierra 503. Check out the schedule and stop by!

The first CSUN Student Philosophy Journal launched in 2016!  The purpose of the journal to promote philosophical thought and offer CSUN students an opportunity to participate in the publication of their philosophical papers. 

We are especially proud to host the CSUN Student Philosophy Conference every year. This conference is a day-long exchange of ideas and celebration of community.

Majoring in philosophy is great career move. Philosophy majors consistently outperform other majors on graduate entrance exams like the GRE, LSAT, and GMAT. Philosophy majors have also been shown to outperform other majors in salary and earning potential over the course of their careers.  We are proud of the professional success of our alums. Here’s a list of what some of our recent alums are doing with their philosophy degrees:

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Kansas State University 
  • Lecturer, Department of Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Humboldt State University (CA)
  • PhD student in Philosophy at University of St Andrews (Scotland, UK)
  • PhD student in Philosophy at University at Buffalo (NY)
  • PhD student at University of Colorado 
  • Law student at University of La Verne College of Law
  • Paraeducator for Vancouver Public Schools
  • Employed at Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Real Estate Broker/Agent, Rodeo Realty - Studio City
  • Software Engineer
  • Producer in the entertainment industry