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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Spokane, WA, United States
Philosophy has played a central role in Jesuit education since its inception, a tradition reflected by the place of philosophy in the Gonzaga University Core. 
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Overview

Philosophy courses in the Gonzaga University Core will develop your skills of thought and analysis, engage you in sustained reflection on questions of human nature and personhood, and ask you to examine human morality and values.

zThe Philosophy Department offers a Bachelor of Arts major in philosophy and a minor in philosophy, which aim to deepen students' love of wisdom through the study of the intellectual and moral traditions of civilization. Courses grow your ability to think independently, clearly and critically about your assumptions, principles and ideas — preparing you to provide society enlightened, responsible leadership and service.

Many employers and professional schools value the well-rounded education of liberal arts majors, and a major in philosophy in particular is useful preparation for a variety of careers. The focus on logic, argumentation and moral theory is valuable to students interested in law. Students aiming for a career in business, public policy or government will practice reflective analysis on the ways political, moral and social values are embedded in institutions.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Reasoning
  • Reasoning - Honors
  •  Directed Study
  • Philosophy of Human Nature
  • Philosophy of Human Nature Hon
  • Persons and Conduct

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 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

  • Complete the online Common Application.
  • WAIVED: $50 application fee.
  • Students must achieve a 3.2 cumulative GPA, with junior year being no less than a 3.1 GPA, in a college preparatory curriculum that results in a high school diploma.
  • Personal Essay and Activities List.
  • Official transcripts in native language and English from all high schools, colleges and universities attended.
  • Common Application School Report.
  • One Common Application Teacher Evaluation.
  • Copy of Passport.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42370 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42370 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Spokane

  • 880 - 1260 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

Gonzaga recognizes student achievement through its scholarship program; 98% of incoming students receive merit scholarships.

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