Philosophy is the logical examination of the fundamental issues people have pondered for over 2,500 years. What is reality and what is beauty? What is knowledge and truth? What is good and just? Does human existence have meaning and does God exist? Philosophy courses are directed toward understanding these questions in their historical and cultural contexts and applying insights to contemporary life. Rigorous philosophical study will improve one's critical thinking skills.
The study of philosophy may lead students to careers in the following fields:
Our social work and human services programs prepare students for employment as para-professionals and also prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities to continue their studies in psychology and social work. Courses in the social work and human services programs may be applicable foundation courses for further study toward licensure as marriage and family therapists, social workers, and psychologists.
Our curriculum emphasizes performance-based training in client screening, intake, assessment, orientation, individual counseling, group counseling, consultation, client’s rights, confidentiality, crisis intervention, client education, professional ethics, reports, and record keeping.