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Beth Moreno
Administrative Assistant
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Alumni Insights

Some of our alumni shared their accounts of the value of studying Philosophy at Pacific.

“I enjoyed all the philosophy classes I have taken at the University of the Pacific but the upper division courses like Meta-Ethics and Metaphysics were especially a treat because they forced me to think critically about things I talk about and think about cursorily all the time. Although, I have to say, the best thing about being a part of the Philosophy department was that I had great professors who were all very engaging and passionate about their fields of study and enjoyed engaging young people, like myself, in those discussions. Philosophy is never about feeling bad because you don't know the answer but about feeling good that you asked the right questions.”
Chinwe Ohanele
Philosophy & Economics double-major
Pre-Law minor
Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Ezibota

“When I decided to take Introduction to Logic in order to fulfill both my major and general education requirements, I was rather skeptical about the course. Not being a huge fan of math, I thought that the class would be fairly boring and tedious. However, my experience in Logic could not have been further from that. Not only was the material interesting, but -- lame as it might sound -- I actually found the class fun. Dr. Rennard engaged the students in a way that made me eager to come to class. In addition to the personal gratification I received from taking the class, Logic also has a number of practical applications. For instance, I have heard many students comment that taking the course helped improve their reasoning ability and better prepared them for taking the LSATs.”Kyrsten Keith
Philosophy and English double-major
Film Studies minor
J.D. Candidate, University of Virginia School of Law

“Environmental Ethics was constantly interesting and balanced a broad range of different philosophical ideas in a setting that was open to student discussion and ideas. Even from the standpoint of a Pre-Pharmacy student, the course was a lot of fun and helped me to round out my views on the world and my impact on the environment.” Casey Ardrey
2+3 Pre-Pharmacy major

“Philosophy of Science was definitely the most useful class for me as a philosophy major. I found myself referencing the arguments and ideas covered in Philosophy of Science in many other classes.” Andrew Gorham
Philosophy-Economics-Math triple-major
Founder, The App Factory