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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #531 (QS) , NY,
At The New School, the study of Philosophy introduces you to a wide variety of philosophical traditions, approaches, questions, and ways of thinking. Students can study philosophy as a major (BA, Philosophy), a minor, or a self-designed major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts). A bachelor's-master's degree option is also available.

About

The guiding purpose of this interdisciplinary curriculum is to awaken an interest in and love for exploring and criticizing the intellectual traditions that form the basis of understanding modern humanity.

Our sense of self, what we consider important, how we pursue knowledge and life, even our tastes and inclinations are all issues that have long been studied in the field of philosophy. But philosophy also seeks to address the need, even the responsibility, to challenge and rethink what is traditionally accepted to be true about who and what we are.

In the Philosophy program from The New School, you’ll learn to:

  • Understand, read, and interpret philosophical texts
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the main philosophical concepts
  • Apply these concepts to the analysis of contemporary problems
  • Critically evaluate philosophical arguments and locate them within contemporary debate
  • Clearly express and defend your own arguments

While it offers the atmosphere and intimacy of a small college, Eugene Lang College is part of The New School, a major progressive university in New York City. Advanced students may take approved courses in the Department of Philosophy at The New School for Social Research, whose faculty includes some of the leading contemporary philosophers in the Continental tradition.

Eugene Lang College is connected to everything New York City has to offer: its history, culture, and energy. Using New York City as your laboratory, you’ll gain knowledge, skills, and opportunities to address society’s challenges.

Career Pathways

Graduates of the Philosophy program have gone on to pursue careers in a wide variety of fields, both professional and academic, including law, politics, public service, writing, and the arts and sciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophy 1: Ancient
  • Philosophy 2: Modern

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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Academic Requirements

  • Complete the Common Application. All applicants are required to apply online.
  • A nonrefundable $50 application fee, payable as part of the online application.
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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1640 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1640 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    1640 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1640 USD per credit 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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Funding

The New School maintains an extensive program of scholarships and grants-in-aid based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need. Awards are usually made as part of the admission process. Institutional scholarships may be combined with government supported grants and loans in a single financial aid package. Scholarships and grants are normally applied to tuition costs. They can range from several hundred dollars to full tuition and do not require repayment.

Scholarships may be reduced or canceled if requested applications and verification documents are not received by the stated deadlines. Need-based scholarships do not automatically renew for the same amount in subsequent years. Changes in need calculations, late FAFSA submission, or refusal of a subsidized student loan may result in a modified award.
Undergraduate Students
  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for a financial aid package.
  • International students in the NSPE undergraduate program or a Parsons AAS program must file the Undergraduate International Student Scholarship Applications to be considered for financial aid.
  • There is no separate aid application for other international undergraduates.
All undergraduate students are considered for scholarships based on their academic merit. Availability of institutional merit-based scholarships varies according to academic program. Students who file FAFSA or the Undergraduate International Student Scholarship Application will be considered for institutional scholarships based on merit and demonstrated financial need. U.S. citizens and eligible residents may qualify for U.S. government and New York State fellowships and grants based on merit and financial need.

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