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Philosophy and Theology (Joint Honours Bachelor of Arts)

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Program description

Philosophy is an intellectual activity and an academic discipline that investigates, interprets and reflects on the fundamental nature of the world and human existence. Theology is the study of the nature of God and religious belief based on Catholic writings and tradition.

By combining these related disciplines, the Philosophy and Theology undergraduate program encourages students to develop a critical approach to the problems and challenges facing modern society while upholding and respecting the Catholic intellectual tradition.

The Faculty of Theology offers civil and ecclesiastical programs suitable as a preparation both for various ministries and for graduate research in philosophy and theology. This double major prepares the student for graduate studies in these two disciplines.

In addition to the foundational courses,* the Philosophy and Theology undergraduate program provides students with a basic knowledge of both disciplines through courses in theology, philosophy and ethics. Students are also given an opportunity to explore specific subjects in greater depth.

*The foundational courses are a compulsory part of every bachelor’s degree program offered at Saint Paul University.

What you’ll learn

During your studies you will acquire a solid basic knowledge of theology and philosophy and the links between these two disciplines.

You will also learn to explain and integrate the interconnections between theology, philosophy and other disciplines.

Why choose Saint Paul University?

  • For its small class sizes and close student-teacher ratio
  • For its safe, secure and friendly campus with personalized services
  • For its bilingual setting in the heart of the national capital
  • For its diverse student population and international vision
  • For its solid reputation, experience, history and Catholic tradition

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