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Philosophy, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) New York City, NY, United States
Philosophy is excellent preparation for any profession that demands the ability to grasp complex ideas, analyze problems from differing vantage points and communicate effectively. Thus, a major or minor in philosophy at Yeshiva University develops skills necessary for the pursuit of law, journalism, medicine, computer science, business and public administration.
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The function of philosophy is to explore fundamental problems of human existence. Every area of human activity—art, science, religion, politics—generates questions and viewpoints that invite philosophical reflection. Socrates went so far as to declare that the unexamined life is not worth living.

Philosophy is a discipline unique in its methods and subject matter. Becoming skilled in its methods will serve invaluable functions in the undergraduate education. At Yeshiva University, the student learns to deal with complex ideas in a careful and clear way; is trained to eschew vague, impressionistic thinking and to think, instead, critically, rigorously and precisely; acquires the capacity to read carefully and reflectively, and to write in an organized, persuasive fashion.

Skills such as these are transferable: they serve the student well in any career.

Program Student Learning Goals

  • Students will be able to critically evaluate philosophical arguments and to construct their own.
  • Students will be able to clearly communicate philosophical ideas, both orally and in writing.
  • Students will be able to comprehend a wide, diverse range of philosophical texts. 
  • Students will be able to understand main arguments and figures in the history of philosophy. 
  • Students will be able to understand alternative ways of viewing subject matters, be they issues in metaphysics, epistemology,   ethics, or any other subfield of philosophy. 
  • Students will be able to apply philosophical knowledge and skills to analyze relevant social problems.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Logic
  • Advanced Logic
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Theories of the Mind

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

Candidates are expected to meet the following criteria in order to apply:

  • High school GPA of 85 or above (or a strong B average)
  • SAT score of 1170 (out of 1600) or above or ACT composite score of 24 or above

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42200 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42200 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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