School of Arts and Sciences


The philosophy department challenges undergraduates to think with greater clarity, creativity and confidence. The philosophy program equips students with core skills essential for critical reading and the clear, well-organized expression of ideas.  The department accomplishes its mission by offering students small, interactive class sizes and courses in the history of philosophy, logic and creative thinking.  Philosophy majors receive distinctive training in logical thinking making them capable of critically evaluating arguments relevant to all areas of human life. The philosophy program provides students with transformational learning opportunities as they become acquainted with philosophy as a way of life. As a department in a Christian university, the program challenges its students to think deeply about their faith.

Your Courses & Classes

Your Experience

At PBA, you'll:

  • Learn to respond constructively to perennial philosophical and moral issues
  • Enjoy a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of just 18.
  • Learn from dedicated Christians who are also experts in their field.
  • Learn another language as philosophy majors take two semesters of a single language: French, German, Greek, Hebrew or Spanish.
  • Benefit from one-on-one faculty advising.

Your Opportunities

The ultimate goal of the philosophy program is to prepare students for leadership in society by providing critical and constructive thinking skills. The philosophy program also aims to prepare students for graduate study.