Geneva College

Why major in philosophy at Geneva?


  • We offer an approach to philosophy in which biblical and theological expertise, a vibrant biblical worldview, as well as Christian discipleship and practice, is taken seriously.
  • We offer a basic exposure to philosophy that is essential to a liberal arts education, and a comprehensive engagement that is essential preparation for graduate study in any field.
  • We offer apprenticeship with professors who practice philosophical engagement in Christian service and scholarship, and who emphasize and model collegiality.
  • We personally work to aid majors looking to do graduate study in philosophy to gain placement in a program. A very high percentage of Geneva College philosophy majors pursue graduate study.
  • We offer an approach to philosophy that is that is holistic and livable, with wisdom as a key objective.
  • We offer a major that blends well with other courses of study and training at Geneva, and makes you more proficient at them.
  • We personally work to aid majors looking to do graduate study in philosophy to gain placement in a program. A very high percentage of Geneva College philosophy majors pursue graduate study.
  • We host the Bitar Memorial Lectures, an annual lecture series which features renowned philosophers whose expert work grows out of their Christian commitment. Past Lecturers include: Nicholas Wolterstorff, Stephen Evans, and James K.A. Smith.
  • We award an annual cash prize for best student philosophy paper, to encourage excellence in philosophical work.
  • We offer and encourage informal out-of-class activities, conference trips, and discussions, for philosophy majors and minors.