Major in Philosophy

Become a philosopher • Explore ideas • Make an impact

Join philosophy's timeless quest for truth and wisdom

In the philosophy major, you will engage with the writings of historic philosophers and connect their thinking to today's world. You will be challenged to read carefully, think critically and communicate clearly as your explore big questions with a Christian perspective. Whether you continue your education or enter the workforce upon graduation, a degree in philosophy from JBU will equip you to succeed in any pursuit requiring analytical reasoning.

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What to expect as a Philosophy student at JBU

Work with Brilliant Faculty

The full-time and adjunct faculty at JBU have published extensive research in philosophy and maintain research projects in addition to teaching full-time.

Present Your Position

Each year JBU students present papers at national academic conferences like The Southwest Conference of the American Academy of Religion.

Prepare for Law School

JBU’s pre-law minor can be taken as a way to develop the verbal, written, and analytical skills necessary for law school while maintaining academic rigor in a liberal arts major.

Advance to Grad School

JBU’s graduates are getting their graduate degrees from schools like Princeton, Duke, Denver Seminary, and Dallas Theological Seminary.

What could you do with a Philosophy degree?


The ability to think and write clearly, to analyze and present arguments, is highly valued in the law profession. Philosophy majors have one of the highest rates of acceptance at law schools.

Health Professions

Medical schools look favorably upon candidates with a liberal arts degree, especially from philosophy departments.

Local, State, and Federal Government

If politics has captured your interest, a major in philosophy will give you a solid foundation for a variety of jobs in government.


A degree in philosophy gives you a broad foundation, the ability to think critically and make decisions, all benefits to leaders in the business world.

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