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

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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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 Philosophy - Ethics and Public Policy Emphasis program from University of Northern Colorado 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.

Your Future in Philosophy

Philosophy doesn’t tell you what to think. It teaches you how to think and problem-solve. As a philosophy major, you’ll learn to clarify key concepts and analyze and evaluate patterns of reasoning — skills that will serve you in your career and your everyday life.

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 include:

  • 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

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • The $60 non-refundable application fee can be paid using a VISA, MasterCard or Discover card.
  • Official high school transcripts and graduation certificates
  • Undergraduate applicants are expected to meet a 2.5 GPA equivalent
  • Please provide a clear, high resolution photocopy of the bio-page (photo-page) of your passport

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

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

    9542 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4771 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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