Influence matters.

Our world needs Christ-centered influencers, professionals and thought leaders. A major in philosophy presents you with the perspective of past thinkers, the use of various methodologies and the development of practices that promote faith and reason as mutually enriching avenues to truth and wisdom.

Qualities for Career Success

Cornerstone University's academic programs reflect our commitment to develop your knowledge, skills and attitudes in five distinct yet interconnected areas: specialized knowledge, applied knowledge and collaborative learning, intellectual skills, civic and global learning and biblical worldview integration.

This means that successful completion of our Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy degree program equips you to:

  • Describe the basic historical development of Western philosophy.
    • Identify the major thinkers of the Western cannon.
    • Describe the various philosophical traditions within Western philosophy.
    • Identify basic philosophical problems.
    • Describe the Christian philosophical tradition.
  • Critically evaluate a problem, question and/or philosophical thinker.
    • Articulate the context and characteristics of the problem, question and/or philosophical thinker.
    • Trace the development of the problem, question and/or philosophical thinker and its relationship to other philosophical problems, questions and/or thinkers.
  • Demonstrate your ability to integrate both traditional and non-traditional cognitive skills, including analytical inquiry, information literacy, quantitative fluency and communicative fluency.
  • Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues.
  • Articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.