Philosophy Major (B.A. Degree)
School of Theology and Ministry

Major Objectives

Upon successful completion of the philosophy major, students will be able to -

  1. Understand the method and subject matter of philosophy.
  2. Develop the habit of accurate and consistent thinking.
  3. Learn what and how to question.
  4. Evaluate life to determine its worth and meaning in the light of philosophical, scientific, and religious perspectives.

Major Course Requirements

Course   Credits
Theology / Biblical Literature Core Courses
THEO 3113 Old Testament Theology 3
THEO 3123 New Testament Theology 3
THEO 3133 Doctrine of Holiness 3
THEO 4111 Senior Colloquium 1
THEO 4133 Systematic Theology I 3
THEO 4143 Systematic Theology II 3
An upper division, 3-credit Old Testament exegesis course from the following:  
B LT 3113 Pentateuchal Narratives  
B LT 3123 Historical Books: The Former Prophets  
B LT 4123 Eighth and Seventh Century Prophets  
B LT 4213 Poetic and Wisdom Literature  
An upper division, 3-credit New Testament exegesis course from the following:  
B LT 3243 Matthew and Mark   
B LT 3253 Pauline Epistles   
B LT 4173 Johannine Literature  
B LT 4193 General Epistles and Revelation  
B LT 4273 Luke-Acts  
Total Theology / Biblical Literature Core Course Credits 21
Philosophy courses approved by the School of Theology and Ministry 24
Total Philosophy Major Course Credits 45

Note: a student also has the option to pursue studies in Philosophy as a Multidisciplinary Degree in consultation with appropriate department chairs and the Office of Academic Affairs.

Minor Course Requirements

A philosophy minor requires 15 credits of philosophy courses selected in consultation with the professor of philosophy and/or the chair of the School of Theology and Ministry.