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Tyndale’s Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy studies the history and problems of philosophy in the Western tradition. From studying ancient Greek philosophers to modern philosophical thinkers, our program will develop your critical thinking, communication, and debating skills.

Faith and Philosophy

Tyndale’s Philosophy program teaches you the fundamentals and history of philosophy from a Christian perspective. Whether you are learning about Plato or Nietzsche, you will be able to take what these famous philosophers have written and apply it effectively to your Christian walk.

Learn to build your world view

Understanding how the world works is fundamental to your development. Classes like Critical Reasoning, Metaphysics, Symbolic Logic, and Bioethics will shape your way of thinking in your professional future. Tyndale’s Philosophy program will guide you through the development of your own world view for your personal and spiritual growth.

Learn to defend what you believe

Our program will show you how to build your world view and how to defend your Christian faith. At Tyndale, you will learn how to debate and discuss your perspective effectively, and critique any flaws in the principles of philosophy in light of your Christian faith.

Program Faculty

Dr. Richard Davis

Dr. W. Paul Franks

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Possible Future Opportunities »

  • Teaching
  • Graduate Studies
  • Law
  • Politics

Program Requirements

BA Philosophy Core Requirements (42 Credit Hours)
  • [BSTH 101] Old Testament Scripture
  • [BSTH 102] New Testament Scripture
  • [BSTH 201] Hermeneutics
  • [BSTH 270] Introduction to Christian Theology
  • Two of
    • [ENGL 101] Introduction to Literature I
    • [ENGL 102] Introduction to Literature II
    • [ENGL 171] Literature and Composition
  • One of
    • [HIST 101] History of Western Civilization I
    • [HIST 102] History of Western Civilization II
  • [INDS 101] University Studies in Christian Perspective
  • [INDS 475] Christianity and Culture
  • [Fine Arts] Fine Arts elective course
  • [Language] Language elective courses
  • [Natural Sciences] Natural Sciences elective course
  • [Social Sciences] Social Sciences elective course
Major Requirements (36 Credit Hours or 48 Credit Hours for Honours)
  • [PHIL 171] Introduction to Philosophy
  • [PHIL 201] Critical Reasoning
  • [PHIL 2__] Philosophy course
  • [PHIL 370] Symbolic Logic
  • One of
    • [PHIL 301] Metaphysics
    • [PHIL 302] Belief, Truth, and Knowledge
  • One of
    • [PHIL 311] Normative Ethical Theory
    • [PHIL 330] Political Philosophy
  • One of
    • [PHIL 321] Philosophy of Religion
    • [PHIL 322] Philosophy of Science
  • One of
    • [PHIL 363] Modern Philosophy
    • [PHIL 366] Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
  • [PHIL 3___] Philosophy courses
  • [PHIL 4___] Philosophy course
  • For honours, one of
    • [PHIL 497] & [PHIL 499] Honours Thesis in Philosophy I & II
    • [PHIL 4__] Philosophy courses
Electives (42 Credit Hours or 30 Credit Hours for Honours)

Total Degree Requirements: 120 Credit Hours

BA Philosophy Minor Requirements (24 Credit Hours)
  • [PHIL 171] Introduction to Philosophy
  • [PHIL 201] Critical Reasoning
  • [PHIL 370] Symbolic Logic
  • [PHIL 2__] Philosophy courses
  • [PHIL 3__] Philosophy courses


  • At least 45 out of 120 credit hours must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level.
  • Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and a minimum of 120 credit hours.
  • BA Honours degree requires a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 and a minimum of 120 credit hours.
Program requirements subject to change.
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