Philosophy, Bachelor | Online (optional) | Oregon State University | Corvallis, United States
48 months
34983 USD/year
34983 USD/year
13191 USD/year
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An undergraduate major in Philosophy at Oregon State University provides a broad education and intellectual skills that are useful in many occupations and areas of life.


Key facts:

  • The School of History, Philosophy, and Religion offers a BA or BS degree in Philosophy, a Philosophy minor, an undergraduate and postbaccalaureate certificate in Applied Ethics, an MA in Applied Ethics, and participates in the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) program with a focus on applied ethics and other areas of philosophy at Oregon State University. The school's Program for Ethics, Science, and the Environment (PESE) supports multidisciplinary education and scholarship on ethical and policy issues that are raised by advances in scientific knowledge, biotechnology, and natural resource use.
  • The Spring Creek Project seeks to bring together the practical wisdom of the environmental sciences, the clarity of philosophical analysis, and the creative, expressive power of the written word, to find new ways to understand and re-imagine our relation to the natural world.
  • Baccalaureate core courses are taught for students interested in broadening their intellectual horizons, developing their abilities for intellectual criticism, and enlarging their understanding of social, ethical, religious, political, and aesthetic values in contemporary society and world cultures. Many philosophy courses have content that is relevant to the interests of women and minority students.
  • The school invites non-majors to combine the study of philosophy with their major program by enrolling in the philosophy minor or the Applied Ethics certificate program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reasoning and Writing
  • Philosophy
  • The Meaning of Existence
  • Ethics
  • Political Philosophy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 3.0 GPA High school diploma or IB Diploma with minimum overall score of 26 or IGCSE 5 subjects with a 3.0 average using NCAA scale (9-7/A=4, 5-6/B/C=3, 4/D/E=2, F/G=1, 3-1/U=0). Subjects must include Math, English, Science, 2 electives.
  • English Test Scores must be less than two years old as of the start term requested. Applicants may also use the following achievements to meet the English Requirements for admission to an undergraduate degree program. 
  • SAT: evidence-based reading/writing score of 560
  • ACTE (ACT English) - 21
  • Two English composition courses (Writing 121+) with grades C- or better or one English composition and one Speech Communication course (Communication 111+) with grades C- or better, all from a US university.
  • IGCSE O or A Level English with a grade of C or better (provisional results not accepted)
  • IB Diploma: Language A - Language and Literature (HL) with a minimum score of 5
  • AP English L & C - minimum score of 3

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34983 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34983 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    34983 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34983 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13191 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13191 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Corvallis

1397 - 2488 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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