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Philosophy - General Philosophical Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1001 (WUR) Jacksonville Beach, FL, United States
Philosophy - General Philosophical Studies from University of North Florida is designed to appeal to students with diverse needs and interests: students who plan to pursue philosophy at the graduate level, those who desire philosophical training to pursue other careers and, above all, those who simply wish to obtain a solid liberal arts education. 
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Overview

The basic purpose of Philosophy - General Philosophical Studies from University of North Florida is "to introduce interested students to philosophy in ways that will serve them well -- both professionally and personally -- whatever they may go on to after graduation" .

Graduates with Philosophy - General Philosophical Studies from University of North Florida will:

  • Read and interpret texts on the most important questions people have ever posed
  • Write expositions of what other philosophers have said;
  • Construct and appraise arguments and explanations;
  • Critically examine doctrines and scrutinize things commonly taken for granted (adapted from The Philosophy Major, prepared by the American Philosophical Association, 1993, p. 10);
  • Articulate their own deepest questions and convictions;
  • Engage in dialogue with teachers and other students;
  • Conduct constructive debates with fellow students of philosophy;
  • Practice being an attentive listener, a perceptive critic and an impartial judge

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:
  • Philosophy of Music 
  • Philosophy through Fiction 
  • Relativism and Disagreement 
  • The Art of Living 
  • Global Justice 
  • Philosophy of Zen Buddhism 
  • Philosophy of Race and Racism
  • East and West: Special Topics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • Online application
  • Application fee
  • Official high school transcripts or International High School and Post-secondary Transcripts
  • Official transcripts from other college credits earned
  • Official SAT or ACT scores 
  • Minimum 2.5 recalculated GPA on a 4.0 scale and meet minimum test score requirements. 
  • English Language Proficiency.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36130 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36130 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    21730 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21730 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living off campus

  • Local - $23,050
  • National and international - $37,450

Living costs for Jacksonville Beach

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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