Success in Life After Graduation
At Tyndale nearly ten per cent of university students are pursuing a major or minor in philosophy. Students graduate to work in the corporate world, enter law school or pursue the hardest Philosophy Masters program. Other graduates have gone directly from a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy into PhD programs.
Students are prepared for life after school through their courses and the relationships that are built between themselves and their professors. Curriculum is intentionally crafted to prepare Tyndale students for a career. Classes like Critical Reasoning teach students new ways of thinking. “As a result of that class, you can think better,” says philosophy Professor Dr. Paul Franks. “We talk about fallacious modes of reasoning…Once you learn to look at things that way, you become better [at reasoning] in general. So whatever situation you find yourself in, you can draw on those types of skills.”
Throughout their education, students are prepared for graduate school. Students are encouraged to meet with their professors who offer personalized advice on programs and schools where the student would be most likely to thrive. Each fall, a seminar is held on how to apply for graduate school. Their hard work and preparation is paying off, as Tyndale students have gone on to graduate work at Trinity Western, Oklahoma, Ryerson, Oxford and many other universities.
Kirk Lougheed, a philosophy graduate says, "Tyndale prepared me for graduate studies [through] the personal attention I received from the professors."