Explore the history of philosophy, critique important historical and contemporary frameworks and apply analytical skills to the discipline.
Students develop intellectual independence, tolerance for different points of view, freedom from dogmatism and critical thinking, analytical and communication skills. Our dedicated faculty of scholars strives for one-to-one interaction with students and discussion-based classes. Together we engage in rigorous analysis of philosophical texts and explore alternate worldviews and links between philosophy and other disciplines.
Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
Pacific’s annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference is a two-day event featuring a keynote address by a renowned philosopher and attracting student attendees from across the globe.
Ben Hole, philosophy professor, was awarded the Engaged Faculty Award at the 2022 Pacific University Community Collaboration Celebration hosted by the Tom McCall Center for Civic Engagement.
Melinda (Meyer) Niemi ’69 died Jan. 8, 2022, at age 74.
Jen Bass '21 was named the 2021 Pacific University Alumni Association Outstanding Graduate in the College of Arts and Sciences.