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Ethics Minor

Speak Truth in Love

A minor in Ethics will help you establish an understanding of basic ethical principles that apply to a variety of decision-making situations. You will unpack contemporary and moral social issues and develop methods to approach them from many perspectives.

Students shape their course loads to focus on ethical principles related to biology, computer science, the environment, business, medicine, or psychology while learning to think logically, examine critically, and debate rationally. This minor pairs especially well with majors in Business, Environmental Science, and Communication.

Ethics Bowl

Put philosophical knowledge into action with the Taylor Ethics Bowl team as they attend competitions to debate culturally relevant ethical topics. Our team has reached nationals every year since 2010, taking first place in 2015.

Ethics Curriculum & Degree Options

Contact the Philosophy Program

Brad Seeman, Program Director & Associate Professor of Philosophy
765-998-4038
brseeman@taylor.edu

Greg MaGee, Department Chair of Biblical Studies, Christian Ministries & Philosophy
765-998-5574
grmagee@taylor.edu

Joy Brainer, Biblical Studies, Christian Ministries & Philosophy Program Assistant
765-998-5148
jybrainer@taylor.edu

Biblical Studies, Christian Ministries & Philosophy Department

Building on a Biblical Foundation

While all Taylor students take biblical courses, students who want to dive further into God’s Word or pursue further studies in seminary or a career in ministry will be welcomed into the Biblical Studies, Christian Ministries & Philosophy department (BSCP).

In this department, you will examine your understanding of faith with the help of caring faculty, who will serve as scholars, mentors, and teachers and push you to think through critical issues, question why you believe what you believe, and commit to a greater pursuit of your personal faith. Taylor’s BSCP program will build a strong foundation of biblical truth and knowledge that could strengthen the spiritual health of any student.

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More Than Contemplating Scripture

Our Biblical Studies, Christian Ministries & Philosophy faculty introduce plenty of development opportunities to our majors. Faculty often invite students to attend conferences and meetings with national ministry organizations to expand their horizons, discover ministry trends, and introduce them to ministry leaders.

Students are encouraged to join on-campus and local ministries, from campus chapel bands to church youth groups to county-wide food drives. Some students also put their critical thinking skills to the test with our nationally-ranked Ethics Bowl team—the Taylor chapter of a national intercollegiate program where students from different schools debate ethical topics.

Biblical- and ministry-focused study abroad opportunities are open to all Taylor students. Walk in the footsteps of the apostle Paul and study the New Testament while exploring Greece, or visit the birthplace and several ministry locations of Jesus during a trip to Jerusalem. Other opportunities include semester-long, J-term, or Spring Break trips to learn about the Word of God and evangelize across diverse cultures.

Committed & Scholarly Faculty

In our Bible and Ministry programs, our faculty help you develop practical thinking, critique, and discernment skills as you strengthen your faith and love for truth and wisdom. The professors are committed to a high view of Scripture and dedicated to providing an eye-opening Christian education, whether in major or general education courses. They are actively seeking out ministry and theological developments, and many are also at the forefront of these developments, researching and publishing book—such as textbooks, faith-building books, and in-depth scholarly reference books—and articles in publications like Tyndale Bulletin, Philosophia Christi, and Christianity Today.

All Greek to You?

Students from any major can take Greek or Hebrew classes to meet the Bachelor of Arts foreign language requirement. Taking two years of either language almost always counts toward at least one year of the language for a seminary program.

Career Opportunities

As Biblical Studies, Christian Ministries & Philosophy students have a 99% placement rate coming out of Taylor, you can graduate with confidence that your liberal arts education will stand out to future employers.

Learn more about Taylor's career placement rates.

Faculty & Staff
Department Head

Greg MaGee

Chair of the Biblical Studies, Christian Ministries & Philosophy Department & Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

grmagee@taylor.edu

Faculty

Joy Brainer

Biblical Studies, Christian Ministries & Philosophy Program Assistant

jybrainer@taylor.edu

Jenny Collins

Associate Professor of Missions & Biblical Studies

jncollins@taylor.edu

Phil Collins

Director of Scripture Engagement and Professor of Christian Ministries

phcollins@taylor.edu

Kevin Diller

Associate Professor of Philosophy & Religion

kevin_diller@taylor.edu

Michael Harbin

Department Chair & Professor of Biblical Studies

mcharbin@taylor.edu

Bill Heth

Professor of Biblical Studies

wlheth@taylor.edu

Ed Meadors

Professor of Biblical Studies

edmeadors@taylor.edu

Joseph Pak

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

jspak@taylor.edu

Brad Seeman

Associate Professor of Philosophy

brseeman@taylor.edu

Mike Severe

Program Director & Associate Professor of Christian Ministries

mcsevere@taylor.edu

Richard Smith

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

rhsmith@taylor.edu

Jim Spiegel

Professor of Philosophy & Religion

jmspiegel@taylor.edu

Hank Voss

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

hank_voss@taylor.edu

May Young

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

may_young@taylor.edu