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At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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Philosophy

Our world needs professionals who live lives marked by uncompromising Christlike values, dedication and compassion. At Cornerstone University, a major in philosophy prepares students for graduate education or positions requiring advanced writing and research skills, creativity, and argumentation and aesthetic understanding.

Program Learning Outcomes

The philosophy program reflects our commitment to developing students’ 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.

01

Specialized Knowledge

Describe the basic historical development of Western philosophy.

  • Identify the major thinkers of the Western canon.
  • Describe the various philosophical traditions within Western philosophy.
  • Identify basic philosophical problems.
  • Describe the Christian philosophical tradition.
02

Applied Knowledge and Collaborative Learning

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.
03

Intellectual Skills

Demonstrate your ability to integrate both traditional and non-traditional cognitive skills, including analytical inquiry, information literacy, quantitative fluency and communicative fluency.

04

Civic and Global Learning

Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues.

05

Biblical Worldview Integration

Articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.

One of my favorite things about the philosophy program was how we were always encouraged to engage and question. Classes are open discussions, not lectures, which really let me interact with the material and learn deeply.

Hannah Price (’20)

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.