The Indiana Wesleyan University Philosophy and Theology major is a great choice for students who plan to go to graduate school or seminary. The program provides the intellectual framework for reasoning that is required in advanced studies. Students interested in ordained ministry usually plan to get their practical ministry courses required for ordination in seminary when they take this degree. It may also serve as a second major to provide support in developing a Christian perspective and understanding.
The Philosophy and Theology major is a combination of Church History, Theology, and Philosophy courses. This includes a capstone course centered around world changing and the philosophy behind that goal.
P&T students are serious thinkers, but they still have a good time sparring and debating issues with other students (and faculty!). Many classes occur in a seminar format with well-prepared students discussing and honing one another's reasoning powers. If you are already inclined to go on to graduate school or seminary, this may be the major for you. Come join us!
The Philosophy minor consists of 18 credit hours, including 15 hours of required core courses and 3 hours of elective coursework.
The Theology minor consists of 18 credit hours, with 12 hours of core requirements and 6 hours of electives. Christian Ministries and Youth Ministries majors must maintain 15 unique credit hours in order to minor in Theology.