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Philosophy and Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #51 (BCR) Boston, MA, United States
In the Philosophy and Political Science major at Boston University, students are introduced to rigorous analysis of their ways of thinking and acting.
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Overview

The mental rigor and investigative habits developed through their philosophical education are focused on exploring the concerns and issues that animate public life. By cultivating the habits of a philosophical mind, students are more prepared to grapple with the major questions and public issues of our time.

Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Philosophy and Political Science program at Boston University are expected to have:

  • Basic understanding of the fundamentals of both disciplines, including knowledge of the history of philosophy and of political science relevant to political philosophy and political theory.
  • Mastery of basic concepts in moral and political philosophy including justice, absolutism, republicanism, state, citizen, contract, authority, equality, and disadvantage.
  • Basic understanding of the history and contemporary practice of political theory from Plato to contemporary political theorists.
  • Basic understanding of political science as practiced within an area of the discipline such as American politics, public policy, comparative politics, international relations, or political theory.
  • Skills of critical thinking, analytical thinking, and written and oral communication, as expected for majors in the two disciplines.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • History of Ancient Philosophy
  • History of Modern Philosophy
  • History of Ethics
  • American politics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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    90

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General Requirements

National

  • Common Application or Coalition Application     
  • High School Transcript
  • Senior Year Grades
  • Counselor Recommendation and School Report Form   
  • Teacher Evaluation
  • Standardized Tests
International
  • Secondary School Records
  • Documentation of Financial Support
  • Copy of Data Page of Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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