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Bachelor of Arts Philosophy Degree

According to the latest data on the Graduate Record Examination, undergraduate philosophy students score first in verbal reasoning and analytic writing. They also score very high in quantitative reasoning. Philosophy majors also score among the top five of all disciplines in the Law School Admission Test, being competitive with physics, economics and engineering majors. Students working toward this degree will graduate with the understanding of the method and subject matter of philosophy, have a love of truth and a desire for an enriched life. They will be able to resolve oppositions of skepticism and dogmatism by investigating all experiences. In addition, they will know what and how to question, and be able to evaluate life to determine its worth and meaning in the light of philosophical, scientific, and religious truth.

Philosophy Careers

When you graduate with your degree in pastoral ministry from SNU, you’ll have the preparation you need for a successful career in many professions such as:

  • Philosopher
  • Visionary
  • Teacher
  • Thinker

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Study Philosophy at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma

Specific Objectives for the Student of Philosophy

  1. To provide the student an understanding of the method and subject matter of philosophy.
  2. To engender in the student’s life the love of truth and the desire for an enriched life.
  3. To resolve the oppositions of skepticism and dogmatism by an investigation of all experience.
  4. To foster in the student the habit of accurate and consistent thinking.
  5. To teach the student what and how to question.
  6. To help the student evaluate life to determine its worth and meaning in the light of philosophic, scientific, and religious truth.


Lori Cable 
Phone: 405-491-6368 

Our Nazarene Heritage
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to educating people for lives of service to God, leadership, and reconciliation toward their neighbors and within the global community. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage

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