Philosophy

Are faith and reason contrary ways of knowing?

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What is real? What do we really know? What should we value? How should we live? And what connects things? These are the questions at the heart of Philosophy. Study subjects like metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and aesthetics, working closely with your professors and peers. Redeemer's Philosophy program will challenge and strengthen your faith as it aims for deep truth, and, as the apostle Peter puts it, “reasons for the hope within you.”

Philosophy is a Bachelor of Arts degree program. It is offered as a major and as a minor.

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Right from the start, you are brought into deep discussions with your peers, guided by experienced faculty who are ready to help lead you through thoughtful discussions surrounding the role of philosophy in today's culture.

First-year classes survey fundamental metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical issues in seminar-style classes. Examining the role of worldview in relation to logic and arguments prepares you to compose cogent written arguments with increasing skill.

Philosophy The Core

The Core Curriculum is a set of 10 courses that every student takes. The courses are woven through every major and get you to think deeply and broadly about what you’re studying. Think about it this way…

  • Lawyers have a deeper sense of compassion when they ground themselves in the narrative of Scripture.
  • Speakers can communicate with poignancy when they understand the psyche of their audience.
  • Leaders have a deeper sense of compassion when they ground themselves in the narrative of Scripture.

See how the Core fits into your degree

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Experiences

In the Classroom

Wonder and ask questions about the world in intentional conversation in your courses as you study ancient philosophers and how their questions continue to shape our current culture through courses like Asian Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy and Superhero Mythology, and Biomedical Ethics.

Beyond the Classroom

Kuyper’s Café and the Apologetics Club are student-run philosophy groups that prepare students for forums of debate.

Explore the benefits of Experiential Learning
After Redeemer

Alumni of Redeemer’s philosophy program are making a positive impact in our society and in our communities.

Enzo Guerra '19

is using his philosophy education to aid him in his award-winning research into the ethical implications of human genome editing.

Brittany Lorenz '14

works as a consultant at a government relations and communications firm and is a part-time professor.

Career
Pathways
Philosophy
Find out where a degree in Philosophy takes you!
Redeemer’s Philosophy Program provides you with the knowledge and relevant skills to set you on the path to a fulfilling career.
Roles open to me
with this degree:
  • Arbitration coordinator
  • Communications liaison
  • Community organizer
  • Content editor
  • Cultural affairs assistant
  • Essayist and columnist
  • Policy analyst
  • Politician
  • Public relations officer
  • Ethics researcher
With continuing
education I can be:
  • Bioethicist
  • Chaplain
  • Diplomat
  • Intelligence officer
  • Lawyer
  • Organizational change consultant
  • Pastor
  • Police officer
  • Professor
  • Teacher
Related jobs in other fields:
  • Archival assistant
  • Data analyst
  • Human resources specialist
  • International aid worker
  • Marketing professional
  • Paralegal assistant
  • Reporter
  • Sales representative
  • Talent acquisition specialist
Technical skills:
  • Analyzing and evaluating argument logic
  • Analyzing and examining beliefs and worldview
  • Evaluating lines of reasoning
  • Formulating and defending positions
  • Proficiency in analytical and synthetic reasoning
Transferable skills:
  • Ability to make critical observations, evaluations and appropriate decisions
  • Anticipating and understanding the others’ views and concerns
  • Comprehending complex problems and identifying solutions
  • Clear and precise writing and speaking
  • Evolving new perspectives on a problem
  • Exposure to different cultural environments
  • Interdisciplinary perspective
  • Organizing, conducting and explaining research
  • Speaking articulately and listening objectively
  • Summarizing complicated material
Discover current trends, wages and job in Canada for the Philosophy field.
Explore your career ideas. Find out what Redeemer alumni have done with their degree.
Professional Organizations:
Connect with these organizations to learn more about your career.
  • American Philosophy Association
  • Canadian Authors Association
  • Canadian League of Lobbyists and Advocacy Professionals
  • Canadian Philosophical Association
  • Canadian Political Science Association
  • Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy
  • Canadian Society of Christian Philosophers
  • Canadian Society for Philosophical Practice
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Career
Pathways
Philosophy
Redeemer’s Philosophy Program provides you with the knowledge and relevant skills to set you on the path to a fulfilling career.
Alumni can go on
to careers as...
  • Essayists and columnists
  • Lawyers
  • Public speakers
  • Pastors
  • Politicians
  • Advocates
  • Professors
  • Teachers
Alumni can do further
studies to earn...
  • EdD in Philosophy in Education
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • MA in Public Ethics
  • Bachelor of Education (BEd)
  • MA in History of Philosophy

Want to know more about Redeemer’s Philosophy program?

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Philosophy professor travels to Northern Ireland to learn more about the influential Christian thinker

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Chicken Soup and the Zombie Apocalypse

Centre for Christian Scholarship prepares for guest speakers coming to Redeemer this fall

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The academy and the Church

Craig Bartholomew helps scholars and laity listen for God’s voice in Scripture

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