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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Beyond the study of major influencers and movements, The Philosophy program at University of Houston Downtown emphasizes the application of philosophies to address social and political issues. Graduates who earn a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy will have the ability to offer detailed examination of texts, conceptualize and execute research projects, and communicate effectively. 

The study of philosophy develops a student's capacity for critical thinking, data analysis, and persuasion. These and related abilities, like innovation and problem solving, are attractive to employers.

Careers

Philosophy graduates secure jobs in varied sectors, including:

  • Law
  • Social and Community Services
  • Higher Education
  • Government
  • Religion and Ministry
  • Medical
  • Journalism and Publishing

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:

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • The Meaning of Life
  • Moral Philosophy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Apply for admissions using the Apply Texas Application (link works better in Chrome) online!
  • Submit your $80 admissions application fee. The application and fee will be valid for a period of one year.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15534 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7767 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15534 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7767 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5718 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2859 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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