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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, MD,
The study of philosophy helps students to think critically, to understand and appreciate the contributions of the Western philosophical tradition, and to make reasonable decisions relevant to the problems of contemporary life.

About

The mission of the Philosophy Department at Lafayette College is to provide its students—both those who major and minor in philosophy and those who do not—with high quality education in Western philosophy.

To that end, the department offers a broad range of courses while emphasizing the techniques and concerns of the Anglo-American analytic tradition. These courses include inquiries into the nature of reality (metaphysics), our abilities to know something about it (epistemology), and a range of the normative questions arising in ethics, social and legal philosophy, and aesthetics.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Our majors are knowledgeable about the history of Western Philosophy, and are consistently exposed to that which distinguishes our efforts in all our courses: the identification and evaluation of arguments, both those presented by famous figures in that tradition, and others whom we see fit to consider.

Training in philosophy emphasizes effective skills in critical reading, writing, and speaking. Through the evaluation of important readings on the topics and questions of philosophy, and through writing assignments that are constructively criticized, philosophy majors become proficient in all these skills.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    95

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General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • Official transcripts and recommendations provided by your secondary school
  • Official results of SAT or ACT scores using Lafayette SAT code 2361 and ACT code 3606.
  • SAT Subject tests. Lafayette recommends but does not require these. Prospective science and engineering majors are encouraged to take the mathematics and science tests.
  • Application fee of $65 USD, which may be submitted electronically if applying online. If you can’t afford this fee, provide a fee waiver or fee waiver request letter from your guidance counselor, school head, or other school official. Students and parents may not submit a fee waiver request directly to the College.
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  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      50400 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 50400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      50400 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 50400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Easton

    • 1584 - 2690 USD/month
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