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Program Overview

Program Overview

The decisions we make both professionally and personally are fueled by internal beliefs. More often than not, they are subconscious principles that are rarely given attention. But professionals who understand these principles are more qualified to plan, predict and adapt to the situations around them. Let us develop you into a knowledgeable, aware professional. You will learn the history, trends and current professional applications of philosophy and ethical ideas alongside of our seasoned faculty. With a curriculum grounded in the Christian faith, you will have the freedom to explore and discuss real-time situations in safe, honest settings. Take this knowledge and apply it successfully to any industry that you may find yourself in. 
 

Courses

Courses

Choose one of the following courses:

  • LUHP 2003 - Great Ideas in Philosophy
  • PL 1003 - Introduction to Philosophy

Specific courses required:

  • PL 2013 - Logic
  • PL 3433 - Ethical Theory
  • BI 4213 - Biblical Ethics

Choose one of the following courses:

  • LUEG 3083 - Engagements: Faith, Ethics, & Healthcare
  • PL 3533 - Biomedical Ethics
  • PL 366V - Business & Professional Ethics

Choose one of the following courses:

  • PL 3213 - Ancient & Medieval Philosophy
  • PL 3223 - Modern Philosophy

Service learning

We provide you the opportunity to enhance your academic understanding by applying what you’ve learned in class to service projects that benefit our community. Before graduation, you’ll participate in at least two SALT (Serving and Learning Together) projects.

Expert faculty, small class sizes

Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.

Study abroad

See the world — whether it’s Italy, Austria, Costa Rica, England or another country. Career opportunities will open for you as you sharpen your foreign language skills. Gain the international experience and cross-cultural communication skills you’ll need in our global economy.

Our Faculty

  • Caleb Clanton

    J. Caleb Clanton

    Professor of Philosophy

    Caleb Clanton has been on faculty at Lipscomb University since 2012. He taught previously at Pepperdine University, where he served as the Director of the Philosophy Program and was twice...

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  • Lee Mayo

    Lee Mayo

    Lecturer in Philosophy

    Lee Mayo has been teaching at Lipscomb since 2013. He completed his Ph.D. in the Philosophy and the History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) graduate programs at the University...

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Career Paths

Psychologists

Psychologists study cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how individuals relate to one another and to their environments. They use their findings to help improve processes and behaviors.

Clergy

Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.

Social and Human Service Assistants

Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.