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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. W. Paul Franks

Dr. Richard Davis

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Possible Future Opportunities »

  • Teaching
  • Graduate Studies
  • Law
  • Politics

Program Requirements

Major Requirements (36 Credit Hours)
  • [PHIL 1013], [PHIL 1023] History of Philosophy I, II
  • [PHIL 2013] Critical Reasoning
  • [PHIL 3703] Symbolic Logic
  • One of the Following:
    [PHIL 3013] Metaphysics
    [PHIL 3023] Belief, Truth and Knowledge
  • One of the Following:
    [PHIL 3213] Philosophy of Religion
    [PHIL 3223] Philosophy of Science
  • One of the Following:
    [PHIL 3633] Kant and Modern Philosophy
    [PHIL 3663] Ancient & Medieval Philosophy
  • One of the Following:
    [PHIL 3113] Normative Ethical Theory
    [PHIL 3303] Political Philosophy
  • PHIL Elective (2000 or 3000 or 4000 Level) (3 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL Electives (3000 or 4000 Level) (6 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL Elective (4000 Level) (3 Credit Hours)
Core Requirements (48 Credit Hours)
  • [INDS 1013] University Studies in Christian Perspective
  • Two of the Following: [ENGL 1013], [ENGL 1023], [ENGL 1033], [ENGL 1043], [ENGL 1713]
  • [HIST 1013], [HIST 1023] History of Western Civilization I, II
  • [INDS 4753] Christianity & Culture
  • [BSTH 1013] Old Testament Scripture 
  • [BSTH 1023] New Testament Scripture   
  • [BSTH 2013] Hermeneutics   
  • [BSTH 2703] Introduction to Christian Theology
  • Fine Arts Elective (3 Credit hours)
  • Language Electives (6 Credit Hours)  
  • Natural Sciences Elective (3 Credit Hours)
  • Social Sciences Electives (6 Credit Hours) 
Electives (36 Credit Hours)

Total Degree Requirements: 120 Credit Hours

Program requirements subject to change.
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