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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (WUR) Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
Philosophy majors at The University of Alabama should enjoy thinking abstractly and deeply about those questions that Bertrand Russell called “ultimate questions” — questions about the coherence or reasonableness of concepts and presuppositions that most take for granted.


Special Opportunities

The philosophy department program at The University of Alabama is designed for students who wish to pursue a philosophical topic further than the seminar format permits. It also provides recognition for both having done a greater proportion of classes at the advanced level and for sustained outstanding achievement in all courses. Students graduating with honors in philosophy must complete 36 hours in philosophy with 18 hours at the 300- or 400-level and achieve a minimum GPA of 3.5 in all philosophy courses and at least a cumulative GPA of 3.3. A philosophy honors student must also write a senior essay on a philosophical topic and defend it during an oral examination. A student who is enrolled in the University Honors Program can count his or her senior essay in philosophy as completing the honors thesis in that program.

Types of Jobs Accepted

Recent graduates include a number of law students, several medical students and seminary students, and also graduate students in American studies, German, public administration, public health, and business. In addition to several in business and in the military, others are employed as teachers, computer consultants, and web designers.

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 Deductive Logic
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Renaissance and Modern Philosophy
  • Symbolic Logic
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Theories of Justice
  • History of Philosophy: Special Topic
  • Contemporary Philosophy
  • Metaphysics

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General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • 4 units of English
  • 4 units of social sciences, including world history or a comparable course (second foreign language will satisfy one of the four required social science requirements)
  • 3 units of mathematics (must include algebra I, algebra II, and one unit of either geometry, trigonometry, or calculus)
  • 3 units of natural sciences, including two courses with lab components
  • 1 unit of foreign language
  • 5 additional units of academic courses 
  • The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is the flagship institution of higher learning for the state of Alabama. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31050 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31050 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11580 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Tuscaloosa

  • 850 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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