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Philosophy, Bachelor

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Essex, MD, United States
The act of wondering is a distinctively human and endlessly rewarding pursuit. By taking the Philosophy program from Gordon College, you will cultivate an intellectually rigorous wondering—not only as an expression of your natural desire to understand, but as a central part of your Christian commitment. Faith seeks understanding, and understanding, when it is rigorous and critical, deepens faith.
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Overview

Why study the Philosophy program from Gordon College?

The distinctive backgrounds and expertise of Gordon’s philosophy faculty will provide you with wide-ranging exposure to the major movements in the history of philosophy. You’ll study figures like Socrates, St. Augustine and Kierkegaard, and issues like the problem of suffering and what it means to live a good life. You will also engage with a community of Christian scholars who will introduce you to a life-long dialogue on crucial contemporary questions. 

What careers can I pursue  with a degree in philosophy?

Because you will hone your ability to think and write clearly, uncover hidden assumptions, explain complexity, make connections and evaluate and construct nuanced arguments, the study of philosophy is excellent preparation for a wide variety of graduate programs, and vocations including:

  • Ordained ministry
  • Theology
  • Business
  • Government
  • Law
  • Diplomacy
  • Philosophy teacher or professor

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Formal Logic
  • Ethics
  • Epistemology
  • Metaphysics
  • Senior Seminar
  • Philosophy in the Ancient/Medieval World
  • Philosophy in the Early Modern World

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Schedule your admissions interview

Your admissions interview may be conducted by phone or Skype. The interview gives us a chance to get to know you better. To schedule an interview, email your admissions counselor three dates and times that are convenient for you. 

  • The $50 application fee has been waived for international applicants.
  • Send us your reference

Academic Reference

If you provided an email address for your academic references on your application, the Academic Reference form will be sent directly to that person. 

  • Mail your scores

a. Your official academic records

These must be received from all secondary school(s). 

b. Your SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS results.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38650 USD/year
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    38650 USD/year
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Living costs for Essex

  • 1369 - 2320 USD/month
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