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Department of Philosophy


Why Philosophy? Athena Teaching Student

Overall, philosophy is an excellent part of any student's general University Education. Courses in philosophy can be taken towards several degrees; and virtually all programs of study at SDSU can be enriched by the inclusion of one or more of our courses. Masters programs are offered for students who wish to go on to do graduate study in Philosophy.

Statement on Diversity

The Department of Philosophy fully endorses San Diego State University’s commitment to provide an atmosphere where all human potential is valued. It strives to fulfill the University’s historic promise to recognize and nurture merit, talent, and achievement by supporting diversity and equal opportunity in its education, services, and administration, as well as research and creative activity. The Department particularly acknowledges the special need to remove barriers to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of talented students, faculty, and staff from historically excluded populations who are currently underrepresented and/or historically discriminated against, and to promote a campus committed to diversity, inclusion, and social justice for all.