Jesus calls his followers to love God “with all your mind.” Philosophy is a discipline that equips us to grow in that capacity. Through Biola’s philosophy major, you will be challenged to think deeply about ethics, knowledge and the history of ideas, and in the process gain practical skills that prepare you for a broad range of careers and graduate programs.
In addition to its strong curriculum, expert faculty members and biblical integration, Biola’s philosophy program offers several key advantages:
The philosophy program provides a comprehensive liberal arts background in humanities and science. Courses bring faith and reason together, and are structured to give you a broad understanding of how to effectively use intellectual argumentation from a Christian worldview. You will work in a close-knit community of colleagues to solve problems, design and conduct research, critically analyze books and documents, and see the larger issues and implications of a global problems. Interesting topics and course highlights include:
Biola's philosophy major provides a wide range of transferable work skills that will prepare you for a career in fields such as law, ministry, business, international diplomacy, writing or education. As a well-rounded, critical-thinking professional, you can expect to impact the world for Jesus Christ in professions such as:
Biola graduates from the philosophy major have gone on to study at some of the most prestigious programs in the academic world, including: Rutgers; Princeton; University of California; University of California, Los Angeles; Yale Divinity School; University of Rochester; Talbot School of Theology; Oxford; Fordham University; University of Notre Dame; University of Colorado, Boulder; University of St. Louis; University of California, Irvine; Loyola Marymount; University of Washington; Texas Tech; University of Southern California; John Hopkins; Georgia State; and Tufts University.
Learning how to analyze and create concise arguments, articulate ideas, craft good writing and think both theoretically and practically are valuable skills taught in philosophy that are practical for all of life.”