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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Worcester, MA, United States
We cannot avoid having opinions about good and bad, about what a human being is, about our place in the natural world, and about whether there is a God. To live according to beliefs that may not be true is to live foolishly, according to Socrates. Philosophy begins when people examine whether the opinions they hold and by which they live are true. This program is offered by Assumption College.
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At Assumption College, we introduce students to philosophical thinking in dialogue with the primary works of the great philosophical authors.  In the best cases, philosophy becomes a habit of thinking and, ultimately, a way of life.

Because Philosophy inquires into everything, an education in philosophy is relevant to every way of life and every profession.  Some philosophy majors go on to graduate studies in philosophy, but most go on to some other career.  

Philosophy cultivates analytical sharpness of mind, perceptiveness in reading, clarity and precision in writing, and skill in argument.  Consequently, philosophy majors are well-prepared to pursue any number of careers, including teaching, medicine, law, business, journalism, editing, and publishing. 

Career Opportunities

The graduates have found careers in education, consulting, law, government, finance, insurance, marketing, and many other fields.

The graduates find careers as:
  • Educators
  • Consultants
  • Lawyers
  • NGO employees
  • Government agents
  • Investment agents

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:


    • Early Decision: November 1
    • Early Action: November 1
    • Early Action II: December 15
    • Regular Decision: February 15
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Socrates and the Search for Truth
  • Ethics and the Good Life
  • The Human Difference
  • The Book of Nature
  • God and the Philosophers
  • Metaphysics
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Medieval Philosophy
  • Contemporary Philosophy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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    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

  • Common Application
  • A personal statement or essay (part of the Common Application)
  • Official Educational Records from secondary schools
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, waived if applicable
  • Assumption College requires SAT or ACT scores if your language or language of instruction is not English.
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
  • Bank statement which must be officially certified or notarized indicating that the candidate has sufficient funds to study at Assumption College. 
  • $50 application fee made payable to Assumption College (You can pay this fee through the Common Application.) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43178 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43178 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

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