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.
- School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
- Division: Humanities
- Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts, Minor
- Format: Residential
- Location: Grand Rapids
You will be prepared for careers requiring skills in:
- Advanced Writing and Research
- Aesthetic Understanding
- Critical Reading and Thinking
- Sensitivity to Cultural Differences
- Time and Resource Management
You can earn a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy degree in four years.
Download a semester-by-semester class planning guide to preview the steps required to complete your degree.
- 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.