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Philosophy and Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #51 (BCR) Boston, MA, United States
The Philosophy and Psychology joint major at Boston University is designed to enable students to acquire broad competence in both fields, including the philosophy of science, and to explore in detail a number of issues lying at their intersection, including questions about the nature of the mind, the self, cognition, knowledge, and consciousness.
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Overview

All students entering as freshmen in Fall 2018 and after at Boston University will pursue coursework in the BU Hub, a general education program that is integrated into the entire undergraduate experience. BU Hub requirements are flexible and can be satisfied in many different ways, through coursework in and beyond the major and, in some cases, through co-curricular activities. Students majoring in Philosophy & Psychology will ordinarily, through coursework in the major, satisfy BU Hub requirements in areas such as Philosophical, Aesthetic, and Historical Interpretation; Scientific and Social Inquiry; Quantitative Reasoning; Diversity, Civic Engagement, and Global Citizenship; Communication; and the Intellectual Toolkit. Remaining BU Hub requirements may be satisfied by selecting from a wide range of available courses outside the major or, in some cases, co-curricular experiences.

Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Philosophy and Psychology program are expected to:

  • Demonstrate the conceptual ability and the communication skills needed to comprehend and investigate the central philosophical issues in the philosophy of psychology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of science.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of methods, main achievements, and major research programs in contemporary psychology.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how philosophy and psychology have interacted historically and continue to interact today.
  • Defend their own views with strong arguments but also remain open to disagreement and critique.

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:

  • General Psychology
  • Introduction to Experimental Design in Psychology
  • History of Ancient Philosophy
  • History of Modern Philosophy
  • Emotions
  • Philosophy of Personality
  • Minds and Machines

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    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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