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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Garden City, NY, United States
Expand your perspective with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. The BA in Philosophy at the Adelphi University provides you with strong background in the history of philosophy, logic, critical reasoning and helps shape how you present a rigorous argument. 
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We offer a bachelor degree in Philosophy at the Adelphi University. You will also have the opportunity to broaden your perspective on contemporary issues through electives in philosophy of law, religion, science, bioethics, political philosophy, non-Western philosophy and many other topics.

Given the interdisciplinary nature of philosophy, students often combine a BA in Philosophy with a second major. Popular double majors combine philosophy and either psychology, English, political science or the natural sciences.

If you are considering graduate and professional schools, students with philosophy degrees have been shown to perform better on standard admission tests, including the LSAT, GMAT and the GRE.

Benefits of the BA in Philosophy Program

  • The following statistics were generated from data collected over the previous 18 years by the National Institute of Education:
  • Philosophy majors received higher scores on the LSAT than students in all other humanities areas, higher scores than all social and natural science majors except economics and mathematics, and higher scores than all applied majors.
  • Philosophy majors scored 10 percent better than political science majors on the LSAT.
  • Philosophy majors outperformed business majors by a margin of 15 percent on the GMAT and outperformed every other undergraduate major except mathematics.

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 included:

  • Introduction To Philosophy 
  • Ethics And Morality 
  • History of Philosophy : Ancient Philosophy
  • The History of Philosophy : Early Modern Philosophy 
  • History of Philosophy : Philosophy of the Enlightenment 
  • The History of Philosophy : The 19th Century 

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

  • A completed undergraduate application for admission.
  • A nonrefundable application fee of $40.
  • A personal statement or essay.
  • Official high school transcripts. 
  • One or more letters of recommendation.
  • An admissions interview can be scheduled with Admissions upon request.
  • Résumé strongly recommended for all students.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38470 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    38470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38470 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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