I feel very proud to say that I've earned a bachelor's degree from Mount St. Mary's. I think it was a very unique experience and not a lot of people can say that they attend an all-women's college where women are empowered.
“Why study Philosophy here at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles,” you might ask. Well, let me explain. We are a small, but mighty department.
Our faculty love to teach and focus their energy on our students. Mind you, some students are drawn to mega-universities with more people than they can possibly meet.
Others prefer a well-respected, small Liberal arts college where people meet and greet you, and are happy to see you’re a member of our community of learners. That’s us!
Here’s what we have to offer you as a student of Philosophy:
Come see for yourself. Contact our Admissions Department or, better yet, contact me!
I’d be delighted to meet you and talk to you about our department, our major, and minor.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 310-954-4290 to set up an appointment.
Sincerely,Dr. Wanda Teays, Chair Philosophy Department
This major serves as an excellent preparation for graduate study or a
career in college teaching, law, bioethics, medicine, computer
programming, culture studies, social sciences, or religious studies.
Philosophy provides a strong foundation for careers in education,
business, research, writing, or counseling.
The Philosophy department encourages and helps students to arrange
double majors, especially with the departments of Art, Political
Science, Business, English, and Religious Studies. Other double majors
with philosophy can be arranged.
Lower Division. One class from each of the following groups:
Upper Division. At least ten are upper division courses in Philosophy. Students will select one of the following programs:
A program of study primarily for those interested in pursuing graduate study in Philosophy. Students must take at least:
A program of study primarily for those interested in fields where
a background in Philosophy is particularly valuable, such as law,
bioethics, business ethics, medicine, women's studies, or culture
studies. Students must take at least:
Total Units in Philosophy: 36.
Plus general studies requirements and electives totaling 124 semester units, including foreign language requirement.
Independent studies are open to philosophy majors and minors who wish
to explore an area of philosophy for advanced or specialized work. Any
non-major wishing to do an independent study in philosophy must have a
clearly defined goal and must confer with both the faculty member and
the chair of the department to see if it is appropriate. Independent
studies require independent research. Students are expected to meet the
faculty member at least one hour per week, undertaking an equivalent
amount of work that would be expected in a 3 credit course. Normally,
independent studies are not intended to replace a course taught in the
department. For details on what must be included in your petition for an
independent study, please contact the Chair of the Philosophy
Requirements for the Major
A minimum of 21 units in philosophy, 15 of which must be upper division, approved by the Philosophy department. This includes:
Minors who wish to emphasize a particular area (such as Business
Ethics, Bioethics, Aesthetics, or Social and Political Philosophy) are
encouraged to contact the Chair of the Philosophy department for
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