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Philosophy, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #62 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
Philosophy at Vanderbilt University encompasses areas of reflection as wide as the human mind. Philosophy raises the most fundamental questions about all human activities and the context in which they occur.
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Overview

As part of the process of study every student will be introduced to the history of philosophy and to a set of methods for analysis and reflection. They will acquire critical skills that allow them to analyze complex materials and arguments with precision and clarity.  Each student will have the opportunity to work with award-winning faculty. The focus at Vanderbilt is on the student and on imparting those skills that will prepare him or her for a successful life and career.

Key facts:

  • The Philosophy Honors Program offered by Vanderbilt University  is typically a two-semester program which leads to Undergraduate Honors in Philosophy. In conjunction with a faculty mentor, students plan and write a thesis and then participate in an oral defense. This program allows for sustained and close work with faculty that share interests with students. 
  • Recent topics include a defense of Socrates against Nietzsche; a defense of strong determinism as a suitable ground for morality; an examination of the nature and role of striving in Spinoza and Freud; an exploration of the implications of value pluralism; and examination of justice in relation to the mentally handicapped.

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:

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Political Philosophy
  • Feminist Thought
  • Philosophy of Film

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    70

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General Requirements

  • All required parts of the Coalition Application, Common Application, or QuestBridge Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Optional for students applying for fall 2021 entry:  SAT or ACT scores 
  • Official results of the TOEFL, TOEFL Special Home Edition, IELTS, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

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