B.A. On Campus


The City University of New York

48 months
620 USD/credit 18600 USD/year
620 USD/credit 18600 USD/year
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Philosophy asks the big questions: Can we know anything? How should we live? Do we have free will? At The City University of New York we offer a bachelor degree in Philosophy. 


We look at what the great thinkers have said about these questions, and examine whether their answers stand up to scrutiny.

This requires expertise in critical thinking - evaluating arguments and clearly expressing arguments of your own.These skills learnt in philosophy are transferable to every area of life.

What you'll study

The Philosophy program offered by The City University of New York is concerned with understanding reality and human action through systematic analysis and argument. It surveys important and influential ideas of the past and present, examines their presuppositions, and provides students with the tools for a reflective, responsible, and successful life and career.  

Philosophy teaches skills employers demand: analyzing ideas and arguments, writing clearly and persuasively, and organizing complex information.  Please see the “Why Philosophy” tab to the left to learn more about the advantages of majoring in Philosophy.  

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Contemporary Philosophy: Philosophy of Race
  • Philosophy of Law
  • History of Philosophy II: Modern
  • Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason
  • Philosophy of Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Secondary School Transcripts / Official University Transcripts
  • The Freshman Application fee is $65
  • If you are on a temporary visa and educated in a non-English speaking environment, you must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by submitting one of the following test scores:
  • IELTS (Academic Level)
  • PTE (Academic level)
  • Duolingo

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 620 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 620 USD per credit during 48 months.


  • Full-time $3,465/semester

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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