Philosophy, B.A.

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

The Bachelors degree in philosophy is concerned with teaching students the methodology of clear and logical thinking. In addition, it deals with ultimate questions of human existence, such as the nature of morality, the purpose of human life, the place of humans in the universe, the problem of evil, the nature of scientific theorizing, and other, similar problems. By taking various courses in systematic philosophy and in the history of philosophy, students will encounter various options on how these questions have been answered, and are invited to do their own critical thinking about them.

Bachelor of Arts: Religious Studies Options

Religion has been a significant force in human affairs for thousands of years. For this reason alone religion deserves to be studied by all who wish to have a well-rounded knowledge of human culture and history. Many current political disputes also have a religious component. The study of religion adds a key piece for understanding these disputes and finding potential solutions. There is also a growing interest on the part of many students in learning about the world’s diverse religious traditions. For these reasons we now offer a major in philosophy but with a religious studies emphasis. This is most appropriate for students interested in attending seminary or pursuing a graduate degree in religious studies.