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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Kutztown, PA, United States
The study of philosophy, perhaps more than any other discipline, develops abilities to think and communicate clearly, critically, and creatively. These abilities are essential to managing your life well. They also are in great demand in any profession. 
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Overview

The study of philosophy is a great complement for majors in other disciplines. The foundations of computer science were laid by logicians and philosophers along with mathematicians. Natural sciences like biology and physics have their roots in philosophy. The same goes for psychology, political science, economics and law.

The programme

The Philosophy Department consists of six full-time faculty members and approximately 25 majors and 15 minors. Majors enroll in either the regular Philosophy program or the Religious Studies track within the major. Some students choose to double major, increasing the marketability of their primary major because of the relevance of philosophical/logical skills for a whole variety of majors and careers.

Independent Studies with one-on-one tutorials are offered on topics such as African-American Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, and Environmental Ethics. Independent studies will be arranged in cases in which a student has a special interest.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Symbolic Logic
  • Senior Seminar in Philosophy
  • Medieval Philosophy
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Kant to Hegel

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

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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 and submit the admissions application. 
  • Pay the non-refundable $35 application fee. KU subscribes to the College Board and NACAC fee waiver programs.
  • Send an official high school transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. GED results must be sent directly from the Department of Education.
  • Submit SAT or ACT test scores. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11574 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5787 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11574 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5787 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7716 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3858 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kutztown

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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