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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #176 (BCR) New York City, NY, United States
Philosophy at Stony Brook University examines the presuppositions and the conceptual foundations of all human activities, whether practical or theoretical. It is concerned with forms of knowledge; our practical relation to the environment (nature, technology, economics); and our creative productivity (art, literature). 
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Overview

Key Features

The study of Philosophy provides the knowledge and skills to reflect upon, analyze, and examine ourselves and the world we inhabit, and is the record of humanity’s quest to understand itself. It also provides the skills that enable life-long learning and versatile professional development.

A major in Philosophy at Stony Brook University gives students access to the fruits of 2,500 years of thought on matters of ultimate concern. It encourages and provides the means of thinking effectively about timeless questions through a study of important writings on these topics. A successful student of philosophy is equipped to engage in intellectual conversation on a range of topics of both classical and contemporary concern. The study of philosophy encourages breadth and depth of understanding and promotes the ability to think and write cogently and rigorously.

Philosophy majors prepare themselves for a wide range of professional and business occupations that value highly developed skills of analysis, comprehensive thinking, and communication. Students majoring in Philosophy commonly pursue careers in law, medicine, business, technology, public service, teaching, editing and publishing, and academia. In addition to its focus on the liberal art curriculum, the Department of Philosophy offers courses in feminism and gender studies, computation and consciousness, philosophy of science, technology and the environment, and non-Western Philosophies.

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:

  • Concepts of the Person
  • Introduction to Philosophical Psychology
  • Philosophic Problems
  • Moral Reasoning
  • Politics and Society
  • Logical and Critical Reasoning
  • Philosophy and Literature in Social Context
  • Technology and Modern Life
  • Philosophical Engineering

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

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General Requirements

  • If you are a freshman applicant, you must have completed the highest level of secondary education in your country of residence. We look for a strong secondary academic program with courses in math, natural sciences, and English (or, if English is the language of instruction, another language).
  • If you have attended any college or university after graduating from secondary school you must apply as a transfer student. Applicants are required to have performed well in a strong academic program, having completed at least 24 credits with a GPA of 3.0 or higher by the time they submit their application. If the applicant has earned fewer than 24 credits, high school transcripts must also be submitted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24940 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24940 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7270 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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