For the Kingdom


Why Philosophy?

Engage the Culture with a comprehensive biblical worldview

Spurgeon College’s philosophy program situates modern-day subjects within their historical context.

What You’ll Learn

Understand the world in light of scripture and the ancients

Spurgeon College’s Philosophy program is designed to provide for the interdisciplinary study of economics, religion, philosophy, politics, and the arts as situated in their historical context. Students will demonstrate increased understanding and skill in the interpretation of Scripture, theological reflection, and cultural engagement thus equipping students for local church ministry, evangelism, international missions, denominational service, and subsequent graduate study.

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

  • BN225 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • BN375 Poverty and Wealth
  • HM204 Ancient Philosophy
  • HM234 Research and Writing
  • HM285 Informal Logic and Reasoning
  • HM304 Philosophy of Religion
  • HM308 Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
  • HM405 Modern Philosophy
  • HM425 Christian Political Thought

This program offers students 15 hours of elective credit throughout their program.

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

    1. Demonstrate sound scholarship through analytical and critical thinking.
    2. Demonstrate a basic appreciation of the liberal arts.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding that connects philosophical ideals to political, religious, and societal structures.

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

HEAR FROM Spurgeon Knights

At Spurgeon College, I've been challenged to scrutinize ideas in a diversity of disciplines, from metaphysics and epistemology to economics and politics. What truly sets Spurgeon's philosophy program apart, however, is its stalwart commitment to the Word of God. Together with deep friendships and local church discipleship, my studies at Spurgeon have prepared me for a lifetime of faithful labor for Christ's Kingdom.

Isaiah Callarman

Philosophy Major from Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado