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Philosophy and Religion, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Hamilton, NY, United States
Philosophy is a central component of a liberal arts education. It raises fundamental questions about the nature of reality and the place of human beings within it. In attempting to answer such questions, students of Philosophy and Religion programme of Colgate University reflect on both their own responses to these questions and the ways in which past thinkers have defended their answers to them.
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But philosophy is about more than reflection and finding answers. As the love of wisdom, it is also a practice and a way of life, one characterized by openness to viewpoints other than one’s own, a willingness to question both received opinions and one’s own opinions, and a passionate concern to integrate thought and practice into a meaningful life.


The process of formulating and testing these answers requires education in logical analysis, reasoned argument, and analytic thinking. In acquiring such education within the philosophy curriculum, students of Philosophy and Religion programme of Colgate University develop their ability to solve problems and to think, read, and write critically — skills that are in high demand in a number of different professions. Philosophy majors go on to successful careers in law, consulting, finance, and medicine. Many have also embarked on academic careers.

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:

  • Philosophical Problems
  • Ethics
  • The World’s Religions
  • Religion and the Contemporary World
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Reason, Religion, and God
  • Theory and Method in the Study of Religion

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.

General Requirements

  • Application
  • Application fee 
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Guidance counselor recommendation
  • Official high school transcript
  • High school senior grades
  • Official standardized testing scores (optional for all fall 2021 applicants)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    59655 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 59655 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    59655 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 59655 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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