What do Christians believe about God, and the world in relation to God? How have Christians thought about such things throughout history? Is belief in God rationally justified? What is the difference between knowledge and mere opinion? Is there such a thing as objective truth? Is there an absolute standard of right and wrong? What is the purpose of human existence? How should we engage those with different beliefs?
As a Philosophy major at SBU, you will learn how to think about such philosophical questions in a way that is careful, rigorous, and informed. You will engage questions and problems of enduring value and importance, questions that scholars have wrestled with for centuries, coming to understand both the historical development and the contemporary form of the issues.
The study of philosophy is a formative experience: You will learn how to think about the world and your place in it in an entirely different way, and in the process, you will be shaped intellectually and spiritually.