WHY STUDY PHILOSOPHY AT TIU?

The great American philosopher William James once called philosophy, “the collective name for questions that have not been answered to the satisfaction of all who have asked them.” As a philosophy major, you will be the one asking those questions in classes at Trinity College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School as a part of your undergraduate coursework. You will also have the chance to attend conferences hosted by organizations like the American Academy of Religion and the Evangelical Philosophical Society. Whether your interests lie in ethics, apologetics, or religion, Trinity will help you develop skills that will set you apart from others in the field.

WHERE YOU STUDY MATTERS

Trinity is located in a peaceful wooded setting, just 25 miles north of downtown Chicago. This prime location offers some of the nation’s best school districts, a variety of ministry organizations, and 12 Fortune 500 companies within 12 miles of campus to apply practically what you are learning in the classroom. In addition, Trinity is close to many coffee shops, restaurants, cultural experiences, and recreational activities when you need a break from the books!

DID YOU KNOW?

You will have the opportunity to interact with some of the great philosophers of our time through academic conferences and in-class video conversations. Past guests have included William Lane Craig, Os Guinness, and others.

Personal

Practical

Biblical

PERSONAL. PRACTICAL. BIBLICAL.

At Trinity, you’ll be equipped to think critically and biblically in every area of life as you are challenged to apply your faith to your coursework and classroom conversations. And instead of approaching general education as a checklist of courses to be completed, Trinity’s distinctive educational approach gives you the freedom to choose courses that are most interesting and relevant to you. Working closely with your faculty advisor, you can select from electives to enhance your major, apply toward a minor, create a double major, or simply experience something new. The choices are yours! All along the way, you’ll be cared for and supported, ensuring that you make the most of your college experience.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Studying philosophy at Trinity will empower you to develop, express, and defend your own philosophical perspective. You will learn to bring your ideas into dialogue with past masters and current dignitaries, many of whom are great Christian minds.

By using a distinctly critical, historical, and Christian approach, our goal is to help you be a part of the next generation of excellent thinkers. You will interact with perspectives foreign to and familiar with the Christian tradition. You will know how to think carefully about these views. And you will be prepared to stake claims and provide reasons for a design plan aimed at truth, goodness, and beauty.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO EARN MY DEGREE?

Most Philosophy majors finish their degree in 3-4 years. Requirements total 31 hours. These include 16 core hours of Philosophy courses and 15 hours from elective courses. Additionally, students may complete up to two specializations of 12 hours each chosen from among their elective hours.

COURSEWORK

Requirements total 31 hours. These include 16 core hours of Philosophy courses and 15 hours from elective courses. Additionally, students may complete up to two specializations of 12 hours each chosen from among their elective hours. You’ll take interesting courses like:

  • Foundations of Cultural Engagement
  • Psychology of Religion
  • Seminar in Business and Management Ethics

SPECIALIZATIONS

  • Apologetics
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Religion
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