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Philosophy, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #198 (WUR) Washington, D. C., DC, United States
From reading the works of Plato and Aristotle to studying logic and phenomenology, students in the philosophy program are provided a broad-based learning experience.The Philosophy program is offered at George Washington University.
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One of the arts and humanities disciplines in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the program also examines the intersection of philosophy with other subjects, including law, biomedicine, science and politics. Students bring their passion for philosophy to spirited debates during events organized by the popular Colonial Philosophy Club.Related majors are political science, psychology and religion. In addition to a philosophy major, our department offers minors in philosophy, applied ethics, logic and mind-brain sciences.

The Philosophy program at George Washington University offers two options of study. The first reflects the traditional structure of the discipline and its subfields such as epistemology, philosophy of mind and the history of philosophy. The second is designed for students primarily interested in philosophy’s relationship to public affairs.

What can I do in the Philosophy field?

Our students go on to a wide variety of professional destinations, including academic careers, law and service in government and nonprofit organizations.

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 include:
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Film
  • The Meaning of Mind
  • Introduction to Existentialism
  • Introduction to Logic
  • History of Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Nonviolence

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • Financial Certificate
  • Photocopy of your Passport
  • International Credentials
  • Letters of Recommendation 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    58550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    58550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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