For the Kingdom

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Why Philosophy, Politics, and Economics?

Promote Human Flourishing in the Church and Marketplace

Spurgeon College’s philosophy, politics, and economics program intertwines three disciplines to engage the culture with God’s vision for human flourishing.

What You’ll Learn

Be Equipped for the Public square

Spurgeon College’s Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program is a multidisciplinary degree that equips students for service in the public and private sectors, with an emphasis on the integration of thought and practice leading toward human flourishing.

Program Information

Coursework and Outcomes

Explore the courses that are included in the Philsophy program at Spurgeon College. Students in this program must complete 120 credit hours of coursework to graduate.

  • BN170 Introduction to Business and Finance
  • CM110 Introduction to Public Speaking
  • GE101 English Composition I
  • GE102 English Composition II
  • GE135 Quantitative Reasoning
  • GE185 Introduction to Physical Science
  • GE240 Survey of World Literature
  • GS101 Foundations of Kingdom Success
  • HM300 Introduction to Philosophy
  • HM344 Christianity and the Arts
  • HS210 or HS211 American History I or II
  • HT200 Introduction to Ethics
  • HT411 World Religions
  • PY100 Introduction to Psychology

  • BS115 Old Testament Survey I
  • BS116 Old Testament Survey II
  • BS117 New Testament Survey I
  • BS118 New Testament Survey II
  • BS204 Introduction to Hermeneutics
  • HT112 Church History I
  • HT113 Church History II
  • HT350 Christian Doctrine I
  • HT351 Christian Doctrine II
  • HT450 The Church
  • MN201 Personal Evangelism and Discipleship
  • MS201 Global Missions

  • BN220 Principles of Microeconomics
  • BN225 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • BN375 Poverty and Wealth
  • HS325 American Political History
  • HM204 Ancient Philosophy
  • HM285 Informal Logic and Reasoning
  • HM308 Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
  • HM314 History of Economics
  • HM405 Modern Philosophy
  • HM425 Christian Political Thought

This program offers students 12 hours of elective credit throughout their program.

Students graduating with the Philosophy major will be able to do the following:

    1. Understand and prepare to defend the Christian worldview in the public square.
    2. Evaluate prevailing economic, political, and philosophical ideas affecting public policy and private conduct.
    3. Formulate a personal philosophy of education and public-sector engagement based on the Christian worldview.
    4. Demonstrate skill in applying Christian principles to the work of public policy and public-sector advocacy.

HEAR FROM Spurgeon Knights

Philosophy was traditionally the love of wisdom and virtue. In learning philosophy as a Christian, I have been greater equipped to grow in the wisdom of Christ and the virtues of the Spirit to help people have a more expansive vision and love of God and his people.

Ethan Williams

Philosophy Major from Jacksonville, IL