Program Overview

What You'll Learn in the Philosophy Program

When you complete your Philosophy degree at Concordia University Wisconsin, you will be able to:

  • Analyze and evaluate a philosophical worldview
  • Define and distinguish key philosophical ideas
  • Map the relationships between those ideas
  • Develop and defend your ideas by building a logical argument
  • Understand the insights of classical, modern and contemporary philosophy
  • Evaluate secular and religious philosophies in light of an informed Christian viewpoint
  • Defend the Christian faith from criticisms leveled by modern philosophers
  • Move on to graduate and professional studies


Philosophy majors study subjects such as elementary logic, modern philosophy and ethics. Given the objective of preparing defenders of the Christian faith, all philosophy minors and majors also complete the same core requirements in theology that are required by church work students.

Philosophy Courses

Four Year Course of Study Plan

Career Paths with a Philosophy Major

Philosophy majors are well-equipped for:

  • Law School (they score among the highest on the LSAT)
  • Medical school
  • Graduate school  
  • Business
  • Computer science
  • Journalism
  • Management
  • Pastoral ministry
  • Political advocacy 
  • Sales and marketing
  • Government

Complementary Majors/Minors

Philosophy compliments most majors including:

  • Art
  • Law
  • English
  • History
  • Natural Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Theology

Philosophy majors also pick a minor. Some good choices include:

  • Computer science
  • History
  • Political science
  • Mass communications
  • Legal studies
  • English
  • Pre-seminary studies