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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Philosophers want to know what there is, how it works, how we know, how we should live, what is good, what is immoral, whether or not there is a God, and many other things —and, especially, how all these things fit together.  One reason the study of philosophy is useful is that the methodology of philosophy—careful reasoning, precise application of logic, and thorough analysis of concepts—is applicable to any subject matter whatsoever. 

Learning outcomes

The Philosophy major from University of Nebraska Omaha may be earned in one of three ways: the traditional major with requirements covering the core areas of the discipline – metaphysics, theory of knowledge, ethical theory, and history of philosophy, the major with a concentration in the philosophy of brain and mind, particularly suited to students with interests in subjects like psychology, neuroscience, cognition, or artificial intelligence, and the major with a concentration in ethics, law, and social/political philosophy, particularly suited to students with interests in these areas, some of whom intend to earn advanced degrees in law, criminal justice, sustainability, or other related fields. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits

    The Bachelor of Arts in philosophy requires a minimum of 33 credits in philosophy.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Symbolic Logic
  • History of Ancient Philosophy
  • Epistemology
  • Metaphysics
  • Ethical Theory

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

All students who have not yet earned any college credit and who are eligible to enter the university are accepted for admission to the college. However, admission of transfer students or students who have previously been enrolled at UNO is evaluated on an individual basis. A 2.0 grade point average in previous course work is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21244 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21244 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Omaha

  • 985 - 1520 USD/month
    Living Costs

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