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Bachelor of Arts with a major in Philosophy and a minor in Theology


The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Philosophy and a minor in Theology is a four-year honours program aimed at Philosophy students seeking a broad understanding in Theology. Studies for the first two years range from the Greek philosophers to modern and postmodern philosophers, in an attempt to understand and link the various currents of philosophical thought and acquire a broad philosophical culture. Following the first two years of studies, this degree with an optional minor in Theology gives the students the possibility of pursuing their studies with an in-depth knowledge of theological issues.

The general academic objective of the program is to provide an extensive knowledge of philosophical doctrines and arguments of the central figures of the history of philosophy and a basic level of theological culture. Particular attention is given to developing a practical and theoretical knowledge of concepts, theories and methods in theological research, and foster critical thinking skills and the ability to relate issues in theology to philosophical scrutiny.

Note: A B.Ph. Oral Examination is required as a prerequisite for pursuing graduate studies in philosophy at the Dominican University College.

In Summary

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with a major in Philosophy and a minor in Theology – B.A.sp.Ph. is a 4 year honours program.

Requirements: 120 credits, with a minimum of 60 credits in Philosophy, 30 credits in Theology and 30 additional credits.

A word about your studies in philosophy & theology

During your studies, you will be pushed to spot unfounded assumptions and build more logical arguments. This is the art of critical thinking. In order to build better arguments, it is important to think outside the box. Philosophy teaches you to open new possibilities, to make connections across a variety of perspectives. Additionally, theology will shed light onto the overall vision of the Christian tradition, biblically, historically, and intellectually, which fosters an understansing into the various doctrines and beliefs of Christianity. Our students go on to work in a variety of different fields, such as education, law, politics, and buisness. 




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