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Philosophy, B.A.

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Highland Park, MI, United States
At this Philosophy program from University of Detroit Mercy, you’re going to take your new abilities—mastering and organizing new ideas; thinking analytically; communicating clearly and persuasively; evaluating evidence; reasoning soundly—into a fluid new economy and do very well for yourself.
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You’re going to apply your newfound critical thinking skills to see through cultural and intellectual fads; protect yourself from the often empty posturing of politicians; be wise to the slippery claims of advertisers; and shield yourself from baseless opinions.

You're going to grow in self-esteem, confidence and foresight; know yourself better as an individual so you have a better sense of where you want to go in the long run; understand and enjoy more in life; and be well situated to take up the most important and fundamental human questions about reality, knowledge, morality and all other aspects of the human experience.

Learning outcomes

It's true that most students who first major in Philosophy are either pre-law or intending to do graduate study in philosophy. But philosophy from University of Detroit Mercy is an excellent second major that complements any student's primary area of study, offering you extremely practical and in-demand skills that will serve you well in any career. 

Whatever your first major, philosophy will help you see more deeply into its founding principles and concepts, see all sides of the various issues in your field, hone your critical thinking skills, help you to apply rigorous logic in solving problems, and to communicate more effectively.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: National students application deadline:March 1st
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Introduction to Philosophy 
  • Foundations of Ethics 
  • Symbolic Logic 
  • Ancient Philosophy 
  • Medieval Philosophy 
  • Early Modern Philosophy 
  • Contemporary Philosophy 
  • Metaphysics 
  • Epistemology 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Required Documents

In addition to the application, all freshman applicants must submit:

•   High school transcript

•   ACT or SAT scores

•   A writing sample of at least 250 words on a topic of your choice

•   Letter of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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    14420 USD/semester
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  • National

    14420 USD/semester
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Living costs for Highland Park

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
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