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Communicate ideas that matter. Get relevant Bible training to inform your study of philosophy. Develop valuable skills in creative problem solving. Explore what is real, what we can know, how we should think, and how we should live. Connect with Christian philosophers like you who think deeper. Grow in your faith as you see how God is acting in the world. Be prepared for graduate study in any field. Find meaning in life.
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
Examine philosophy through the lens of Christian theology. 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. Learn to evaluate and communicate them effectively.
Get a degree with 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:
Explore connections between ideas. Respond to important ethical issues facing our world today. Learn to think clearly. Discover concepts that shape worldview.
Study philosophers from ancient times to the present.
Find your mission as you build your resume:
Listen to Steven and Marie talk about their experience in the philosophy major.
If you have a passion for exploring ideas, understanding current issues, and finding creative solutions, this might be the right degree for you.
You will learn to communicate effectively, think deeper, and analyze key philosophical concepts.
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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.
Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your faith while you earn your degree.