The objectives of the Undergraduate Philosophy Department center on intellectual content and skills becoming part of the student's life and character:
The Undergraduate Philosophy Department seeks to promote a community of Christian scholars dedicated to progress in the love of wisdom in both its theoretical and its practical aspects.
There are no additional admissions requirements for the Philosophy major.
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The Philosophy Department stresses that students have a clear understanding regarding where the central ideas of Christian and competing worldviews came from and that students have the ability to understand and effectively use intellectual argumentation. The department also stresses the development of a Christian worldview and an appreciation for Christian intellectual gifts to the humanities and sciences. Additionally, the Philosophy Department values the integration of faith and learning and the inclination toward and freedom to participate fully as Christians in our secular culture.
Biola graduates from the Philosophy major have gone on to study at some of the most prestigious programs in the academic world, including:
Rutgers, Princeton, UCLA, Yale Divinity School, Loyola University, Talbot School of Theology, Oxford, Fordham, Notre Dame, University of Colorado Boulder, University of St. Louis, University of California Riverside, University of Washington, Texas Tech, University of Southern California.