Program Requirements for
Philosophy

You are part of a debate about what truth is and whether or not we have free will. As you present your thoughts, other students’ ideas build on yours, exposing you to a whole new perspective. This is not uncommon in a Tyndale philosophy class. You frequently participate in debates on relevant and controversial topics. The diverse views and ideas in the community keep the discussion lively and impactful...

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† Required Credit Hours

Major Program Requirements

Core Requirements 

  • BSTH 101 Old Testament Scripture († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 102 New Testament Scripture († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 201 Hermeneutics († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 270 Introduction to Christian Theology († 3 Credit Hours)
  • Two of († 6 Credit Hours)
    • ENGL 101 Introduction to Literature I (3 Credit Hours)
    • ENGL 102 Introduction to Literature II (3 Credit Hours)
    • ENGL 171 Literature and Composition (3 Credit Hours)
  • One of († 3 Credit Hours)
    • HIST 101 History of Western Civilization in Global Perspective I (3 Credit Hours)
    • HIST 102 History of Western Civilization in Global Perspective II (3 Credit Hours)
  • INDS 101 University Studies in Christian Perspective († 3 Credit Hours)
  • INDS 475 Christianity and Culture († 3 Credit Hours)
  • Fine Arts elective course († 3 Credit Hours)
  • Language elective courses († 6 Credit Hours)
  • Natural Sciences elective course († 3 Credit Hours)
  • Social Sciences elective course († 3 Credit Hours)

Total Core Requirements 42 Credit Hours


Major Requirements 

  • PHIL 171 Introduction to Philosophy († 3 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL 201 Critical Reasoning († 3 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL 2__ Philosophy course († 3 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL 301 Metaphysics († 3 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL 302 Belief, Truth and Knowledge († 3 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL 370 Symbolic Logic († 3 Credit Hours)
  • One of († 3 Credit Hours)
    • PHIL 311 Normative Ethical Theory (3 Credit Hours)
    • PHIL 330 Political Philosophy (3 Credit Hours)
  • One of († 3 Credit Hours)
    • PHIL 321 Philosophy of Religion (3 Credit Hours)
    • PHIL 322 Philosophy of Science (3 Credit Hours)
  • One of († 3 Credit Hours)
    • PHIL 363 Modern Philosophy (3 Credit Hours)
    • PHIL 366 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (3 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL 3___ Philosophy courses († 6 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL 4___ Philosophy course († 3 Credit Hours)

Total Major Requirements 36 Credit Hours


Electives 
Total Elective Requirements 42 Credit Hours


Total Degree Requirements 
Core, Major & Elective Requirements
Total Degree Requirements 120 Credit Hours


Notes:
• 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.


Honours Program Requirements

Core Requirements 

  • BSTH 101 Old Testament Scripture († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 102 New Testament Scripture († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 201 Hermeneutics († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 270 Introduction to Christian Theology († 3 Credit Hours)
  • Two of († 6 Credit Hours)
    • ENGL 101 Introduction to Literature I (3 Credit Hours)
    • ENGL 102 Introduction to Literature II (3 Credit Hours)
    • ENGL 171 Literature and Composition (3 Credit Hours)
  • One of († 3 Credit Hours)
    • HIST 101 History of Western Civilization in Global Perspective I (3 Credit Hours)
    • HIST 102 History of Western Civilization in Global Perspective II (3 Credit Hours)
  • INDS 101 University Studies in Christian Perspective († 3 Credit Hours)
  • INDS 475 Christianity and Culture († 3 Credit Hours)
  • Fine Arts elective course († 3 Credit Hours)
  • Language elective courses († 6 Credit Hours)
  • Natural Sciences elective course († 3 Credit Hours)
  • Social Sciences elective course († 3 Credit Hours)

Total Core Requirements 42 Credit Hours


Major Requirements 

  • PHIL 171 Introduction to Philosophy († 3 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL 201 Critical Reasoning († 3 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL 2__ Philosophy course († 3 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL 301 Metaphysics († 3 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL 302 Belief, Truth and Knowledge († 3 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL 370 Symbolic Logic († 3 Credit Hours)
  • One of († 3 Credit Hours)
    • PHIL 311 Normative Ethical Theory (3 Credit Hours)
    • PHIL 330 Political Philosophy (3 Credit Hours)
  • One of († 3 Credit Hours)
    • PHIL 321 Philosophy of Religion (3 Credit Hours)
    • PHIL 322 Philosophy of Science (3 Credit Hours)
  • One of († 3 Credit Hours)
    • PHIL 363 Modern Philosophy (3 Credit Hours)
    • PHIL 366 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (3 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL 3___ Philosophy courses († 9 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL 4___ Philosophy courses († 6 Credit Hours)
  • One of († 6 Credit Hours)
    • PHIL 497 & 499 Honours Thesis in Philosophy I & II (6 Credit Hours)
    • PHIL 4__ Philosophy courses (6 Credit Hours)

Total Major Requirements 48 Credit Hours


Electives 
Total Elective Requirements 30 Credit Hours


Total Degree Requirements 
Core, Major & Elective Requirements
Total Degree Requirements 120 Credit Hours


Notes:
• At least 45 out of 120 credit hours must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level.
• Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 and a minimum of 120 credit hours.


Minor Program Requirements

  • PHIL 171 Introduction to Philosophy († 3 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL 201 Critical Reasoning († 3 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL 370 Symbolic Logic († 3 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL 2__ Philosophy courses († 6 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL 3__ Philosophy courses († 9 Credit Hours)

Total Minor Requirements 24 Credit Hours

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