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B.A. in Philosophy

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The Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy focuses on developing superior skills in written and oral communication, problem-solving, thinking outside the box and formulating understandable solutions to complex problems. These skills are transferable to a wide variety of work and ministry fields, and highly desirable in the workplace. This major also forms an excellent foundational degree for most graduate-level study.


The B.A. in Philosophy will equip you with critical skills, knowledge, and values to positively impact today’s world. Philosophy majors rank first in the GRE exam (a widely required examination for entry into graduate programs) in the verbal section; first overall among non-science majors; and ninth overall (based on 2011-2014 GRE test scores from the Educational Testing Service (ETS)). Contributing to this ranking is Philosophy’s emphasis on clear and well-argued writing, the analysis of ideas, and careful articulation of those ideas using metaphors, models, and methods.


This degree is offered through the Department of Philosophy.

Academic Information

Courses You Could Take

  • History of Philosophy I: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (PHIL 301)
  • Symbolic Logic (PHIL 310)
  • Ethics (PHIL 350)
  • Epistemology (PHIL 420)
  • Metaphysics (PHIL 430)
  • Philosophy of Religion (PHIL 440)


Program of Study (DCP)


Admission Requirements

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Career Opportunities

Studying in the field of philosophy will help equip you in such fields as:

Personal Impact

  • Journalist
  • Editor
  • Counselor
  • Teacher
  • Hospital ethics
  • Cultural commentator
  • Human rights advocate

Business Sector

  • Politician
  • Lawyer
  • Research and development
  • Financial planner
  • Computer science
  • Insurance, stocks and bonds, securities

Religious Studies

  • Theologian
  • Apologist
  • Ministry
    • Pastoral
    • Youth
    • Parachurch


Contact Dr. Ed Martin at enmartin@liberty.edu to learn more about the philosophy major.