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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
South Orange, NJ, United States
The study of philosophy is concerned with a number of issues about the world and our place in it. These include our understanding of ethics, politics, knowledge, truth, religion, and justice. Each of these concerns important notions in society that require careful examination.

Overview

Students of philosophy learn about the history of ideas that have shaped our intellectual heritage in the West, and how they can be better understood. In this way the study of philosophy provides students with an enriched knowledge of our society. Students in the program have gone on to work in philosophy, education, law, business, and other areas.

The programme

The major in philosophy requires students to complete 30 credits of coursework in a variety of areas. Options include historical courses, including courses in Ancient Philosophy and Modern Philosophy, as well as courses in various areas of contemporary interest, such as Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Political Philosophy, and Biomedical Ethics. Students work closely with the department chair to select courses to meet their individual interests and objectives. In addition to the Philosophy major, there are two minors of 18 credits each and a pre-law emphasis for students.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Logic
  • Ethics
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Medieval Philosophy
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Contemporary Philosophy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • An application form including personal essay 
  • $55 USD application fee
  • SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Official high school transcript (must be in English) with a credential evaluation
  • Official college transcript(s) (if applicable) with a credential evaluation
  • Counselor report and teacher recommendation
  • Application for Form I-20 (if you require a student visa)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19950 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19950 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    39900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19950 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for South Orange

  • 1702 - 4190 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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