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Philosophy, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
New York City, NY, United States
The study of philosophy examines knowledge, truth, reality and existence. It teaches us to ask big questions about how the world works, and sharpens our ability to understand and analyze concepts, assumptions, beliefs, logical errors and commonly held opinions.  The Philosophy bachelor program is offered by Manhattan College.
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Philosophers grapple with big questions:

  • What is the nature of the good life?
  • What does it mean to be ethical?
  • What can we know with certainty?
  • What is the nature of reality?

One of the great strengths of a philosophy education is that it develops your ability to ask good questions. As Aristotle said, the mark of a well-educated person is not knowledge itself, but the ability to ask good questions. And to be able to ask the right questions at the right time is highly prized by employers and colleagues.

As a Philosophy major or minor at Manhattan College, you will get to choose from a variety of classes taught by excellent professors. Classes are taught in several formats — seminar, interactive, and single philosopher. In interactive classes you will engage in discussions with other students and the professor. In seminars, you will address topics of interest with other philosophy majors or minors. And in single philosopher classes, you will take an in-depth approach to studying one philosopher.

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 included:

  • Roots: Philosophy
  • Roots of Modern Age: Philosophy - FYS
  • Ethics
  •  Environmental Ethics
  •  Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Logic
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.4 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

  • 1. Official High School Transcript
  • 2. SAT and/or ACT Scores: Critical reading and math sections of the SAT are reviewed during the admissions process.
  • 3. Recommendation Letter: One letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor is required. You may submit up to three academic letters. 
  • 4. Personal Essay: You must submit a brief personal statement or college essay. This essay should be roughly 500 words.
  • 5. $75 Non-Refundable Application Fee
  • 6.International students whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency by submitting official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)  or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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