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Get relevant Bible training to inform your study of philosophy. Explore what is real, what we can know, how we should think, and how we should live. Be prepared for graduate study in any field.
Examine philosophy through the lens of theology from Christian philosophers who think deeper and want you to grow in your faith. Begin to see how everything exists in Christ. “For in Christ all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible … He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:16-17 NIV
Ideas are powerful. At UNW, you'll learn to evaluate and communicate them effectively by exploring connections. You'll discern how to respond to important ethical issues facing our world today.
A philosophy degree has exceptional earning potential. Employers value creative problem-solving and analytical abilities. Studying philosophy will help you excel in these skills.
Enjoy thought-provoking discussions as you learn more about philosophy:
Study philosophers from ancient times to the present.
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Listen to Steven and Marie talk about their experience in the philosophy major.
One of the most important lectures that I remember was why philosophy is important… I've talked about metaphysics with a pizza delivery guy, I've talked about theism with agnostics, I've talked about the nature of reality with atheists. The encouragement and teaching of UNW philosophy professors have really made an impression on me. I now try to do the same with others.
Philosophy is essential to a solid education—not always for its immediate practicality, but for the way it forms and strengthens the mind. Throughout my four years studying philosophy at Northwestern, I’ve grown immensely in my ability to construct, analyze, and articulate arguments, often using philosophical principles to pursue aspirations in other disciplinary fields. Truly, philosophy has shaped me in incalculable ways, and I highly recommend it to anyone seeking to refine their thinking skills and deepen their understanding of the world.
graduates earn top scores nationwide on GRE and LSAT exams
of seniors received relevant and appropriate preparation for their field
of philosophy double their income in the first 10 years of employment