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Philosophy - Ethics and Public Policy Emphasis, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Greeley, CO, United States
Think about the world from multiple perspectives while gaining skills you will need in any career. At UNC, you’ll find a different kind of learning experience, where you help to design a course of study that meets your professional goals and fulfills personal interests.


You’ll work side-by-side with top faculty who mentor and guide you through your educational journey. We offer directed study and internship opportunities through which you can put your philosophical skills to use under the guidance of a faculty member. We also have an annually elected student representative whose involvement helps to ensure that students have a voice in the Philosophy Department.

Emphasizing the practical connections between philosophy and life, this option is designed for students who want more focused training in ethics and the application of philosophical concepts and methods to moral, social and political issues. Beyond teaching you how to get where you are going, this program will teach you to evaluate your goals, and provide a firm foundation for further learning regardless of your career path.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • History of Ancient Philosophy
  • History of Modern Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Epistemology
  • Metaphysics
  • Topics in Philosophy: Personal Identity
  • Topics in Ethics and Public Policy: Environmental Ethics

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.8 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

To apply to UNC, you’ll need to submit the following:

  • A completed UNC application
  • $45 application fee (nonrefundable, payable by credit card or debit card) or request a need-based fee waiver when submitting the application
  • Your official high school transcript (which should be sent directly to UNC from your high school)
  • Your official ACT or SAT scores - UNC will accept scores from high school transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9498 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    9552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4776 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Greeley

  • 950 - 1350 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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