The Department of Philosophy seeks to provide a context in which students can think critically and creatively about fundamental questions posed by human life and experience. Confident that the search for truth ultimately points toward God as its source, we encourage students to participate in and contribute to the philosophic quest for truth, wisdom, and meaningful life. We seek to engender a reflective approach to life that produces integrity of belief and action.
Considering law school? Many of our pre-law students have discovered that a philosophy background provides outstanding preparation for law school.
In addition to the University CORE (55 credit hours), the Traditional Major in Philosophy (27 credit hours) requires a minor plus electives—or a second major plus possible electives—to total a minimum of 128 hours for graduation.
Foundational Courses (12 hours)
Additional Philosophy Courses (15 hours)
Students must also take 5 courses from the following list, at least 2 of which must be history of philosophy courses (*):
A major in Christian Studies with an emphasis in Philosophy requires the completion of the University CORE, Internship/Service Component, the Christian Studies Basic Requirements and 12 hours in the following philosophy courses: