Articulate and foster conversation.

Extend your interest in the life of the mind by exploring and interacting with the development of philosophical tradition from the basis of a Christian worldview. You'll cultivate skills in critical thinking, moral reflection and intellectual dialogue, developing a distinctly Christian approach to philosophy and ability to engage in the intellectual spirits of the age.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Humanities
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts, Minor
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Career Skills

    You will be prepared for careers requiring skills in:

    • Advanced Writing and Research
    • Aesthetic Understanding
    • Argumentation
    • Communication
    • Creativity
    • Critical Reading and Thinking
    • Sensitivity to Cultural Differences
    • Time and Resource Management
    • Questioning

    Degree Completion

    Download a sample degree plan for a major in Philosophy.

Career Outcomes

  • Matt Harrison teaches philosophy and literature.
  • Jack Baker is a Ph.D. student in literature and philosophy at Purdue University.
  • Branson Parler is a Professor of Philosophy at Kuyper College.

Major Courses and Catalog

In addition to completing the university's core curriculum, the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities degree with a Philosophy concentration requires the following classes:

  • PHI-213 Plato and Aristotle (3 credit hours)
  • PHI-215 Augustine and Aquinas (3 credit hours)
  • PHI-311 Modern Political Philosophy (3 credit hours)
  • PHI-353 Philosophical Ethics (3 credit hours)
  • PHI-411 Selected Thinkers (3 credit hours)
  • PHI-413 Globalization and Localization (3 credit hours)
  • Program electives (12 credit hours)
  • HUM-382 Humanities Seminar—2 semesters (6 credit hours)
  • HUM-481 Humanities Capstone (2 credit hours)
  • HUM-482 Thesis (2 credit hours)
  • Foreign language courses (9-11 credit hours)

For course descriptions and graduation requirements, view the 2016-17 Cornerstone University Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

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