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
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Career Skills

    You will be prepared for careers requiring skills in:

    • Advanced Writing
    • Aesthetic Understanding
    • Argumentation
    • Communication
    • Creativity
    • Critical Reading and Thinking
    • Ideation
    • Linguistics
    • Logical and Analytical Thinking
    • Research
    • Sensitivity to Cultural Differences
    • Time and Resource Management
    • Questioning
    • Wide Range of Knowledge

    Degree Completion

    Download a sample degree plan for a major in Philosophy.

  • Interesting Classes

    • Plato and Aristotle
    • Modern Political Philosophy
    • Globalization and Localization


  • 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.

Faculty Publications

  • 2009 | Indwelling the Forsaken Other: The Trinitarian Ethics of Jürgen Moltmann by Matt Bonzo, Ph.D.
  • 2009 | After Worldview: Christian Higher Education in Postmodern Worlds by Matt Bonzo, Ph.D. & Michael Stevens, Ph.D.
  • 2008 | Wendell Berry and the Cultivation of Life: A Reader's Guide by Matt Bonzo, Ph.D. & Michael Stevens, Ph.D.
  • 2014 | "To Teach" in Ancient Israel: A Cognitive Linguistic Study of a Biblical Hebrew Lexical Set by Michael VanDyke