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Philosophy - Apologetics Emphasis, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

In the pursuit of an Apologetics degree at OBU, students will be equipped to:

  • Understand the need for and purposes of apologetics in your Christian life and ministry
  • Be conversant with the major apologetic questions faced in Christian ministry
  • Be able to identify, consult, and recommend resources to address apologetic questions
  • Understand and be able to respond to other religious traditions
  • Articulate the centrality of conceptions of mind, consciousness, and will to a vibrant intellectual and spiritual Christian faith
  • Demonstrate the ability to craft tight logical theistic arguments
  • Live out 1 Peter 3:15’s calling to always be prepared to give an answer to anyone who asks you for the reason for the hope that you have

The Philosophy - Apologetics Emphasis program of Oklahoma Baptist University combines the best of a rigorous education in Christian Philosophy with a focus upon the defense and explanation of the Christian faith in the contemporary public square. In addition to all of the courses required in our regular Philosophy track (Ancient Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, Logic, Ethics, Epistemology), Apologetics students take required courses in Contemporary Apologetics, World Religions, History of Christian Apologetics and Historiography & The Resurrection. Their program is rounded out by Philosophy of Mind or Metaphysics, and either Philosophy of Religion or Philosophy of Science, along with an additional Philosophy elective.

What makes an OBU Philosophy (Apologetics Emphasis) degree special?

OBU is among a select handful of universities that offers an undergraduate program in Christian Apologetics. Our program will challenge you to understand your faith better, and to establish stronger intellectual foundations for your beliefs. Apologetics students are equipped to employ data, insights and arguments from a myriad of academic disciplines (e.g., history, theology, philosophy, science, sociology) in their rational defense of the Christian worldview.

In addition to the academic rigors and challenges of the Apologetics courses, our Apologetics Program organizes trips to local and regional Apologetics conferences, and hosts on-campus lectures and forums engaging significant apologetic topics.  Our program size also allows for a close professor-student relationship, including regular opportunities to share meals and conversations at professors’ homes.

What can I do with a Philosophy (Apologetics Emphasis) degree?

This degree prepares students to:

  • Pursue diverse careers such as research and public relations
  • Pursue argument-based professions such as law and advocacy
  • Go to graduate school or seminary with the goal of teaching

Apologetics grads are engaged in diverse post-OBU pursuits. Since the program’s inception in 2015, graduates have gone on to vocational ministry; graduate studies in Philosophy and Law; and careers in broadcasting, research and sales.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Modern Philosophy  
  • History of Ancient Philosophy 
  • Contemporary Christian 
  • Logic   
  • World Religions
  • Ethics 

English Language Requirements

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    5

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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General Requirements

    • Complete your application
    • Send us your Transcript
    • Send Test Scores (ACT, SAT or TOEFL/IELTS)
    • Send a copy of a current passport
    • Financial Guarantee
    • Provide a bank statement (proving funds on the financial guarantee)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27912 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27912 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Shawnee

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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