Reason, 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.

What can I do with a major in Philosophy?

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

How can I complete my degree program in four years?

Download a sample degree plan for a major in Philosophy.

4 Year Philosophy Degree Plan

What are graduates of the Philosophy program doing now?

  • 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.

With a major in Philosophy, what classes will I take?

Globalization and Localization | PHI-413

Study the issues and concerns surrounding the expansion of economic and political boundaries, understanding alternative visions stressing the local.

Modern Political Philosophy | PHI-311

Concentrate on major political thinkers such as Hobbes, Kant and Hegel, gaining perspective on the rise and critique of the modern political conceptions of the nation-state, social contract, classical liberalism and post-nationalism.

Plato and Aristotle | PHI-213

Undertake a historical and critical study of the thought of Plato and Aristotle, investing in the reading of primary texts.

What publications have Cornerstone faculty members contributed to the field of Philosophy?

Who can I contact for more information on a major in Philosophy?


Matt Bonzo, Ph.D. | Professor of Philosophy