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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Houston, TX, United States
Philosophy majors study the history of Western thought and the fundamental theories and institutions of Western society and beyond. 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.
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Graduates who earn a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at University of Houston Downtown will have the ability to offer detailed examination of texts, conceptualize and execute research projects, and communicate effectively. These and other competencies will be developed through the study of such topics as:

  • Moral Issues, Personal & Professional
  • Logic
  • Sports Ethics
  • Power and Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Race or Gender
  • Film and Philosophy

Career options:

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. 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
    122 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
  • Logic
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Contemporary Philosophy
  • Power and Political Philosophy
  • Sports Ethics and the Philosophy of Sport

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Submit an Affidavit of Support indicating that a sponsor will be responsible for all of your educational and living expenses.
  •  In order to protect your privacy rights, the office of International Admissions requires that you give written permission specifying the person(s) who may access information concerning the status of your application and/or admission to the University of Houston-Downtown.
  •  You must provide a certified bank letter indicating that your sponsor is financially capable of meeting your education and living expenses. The bank letter must indicate, either in U.S. dollars or in the local currency, the amount maintained in your sponsors’ bank account(s)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13180 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    13135 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13135 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5117 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5117 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 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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