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Philosophy, B.A.

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Watervliet, NY, United States
Philosophy is a discipline having two hearts: one encourages reasoned and critical thinking and the other explores the nature of goodness and living well as humans. Saints learn to think clearly and critically about the most important questions of life, preparing for any job or career that values reasoned and ethical interpretative skills, as well as the ability to create text and discourse.
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Overview

Our department explores contemporary philosophical questions through the lens of the history of philosophy. We have broad research and teaching interests in the Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, and a variety of topics in American Pragmatism, Analytic Philosophy, and Continental Philosophy. Our students achieve an understanding of the central figures and texts in the history of philosophy, the four traditional theories of ethics together with an understanding of the nature of justice, and the formal techniques used to evaluate arguments. They are taught to carefully read, comprehend and compress written material, to compare and contrast a range of positions on a given topic, to defend a specific position on a topic, and to write clearly and in an organized fashion.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophy and the Human Being
  • Reason and Argument
  • Symbolic Logic
  • Greek and Roman Philosophy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    65

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  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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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

 To apply to Siena as an incoming freshman, follow the steps below:

  • Choose either Siena’s Fast Forward Application or the Common Application
  • Submit one essay or graded paper
  • Official high-school transcript
  • School counselor letter of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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    36675 USD/year
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