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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Spartanburg, SC, United States
Philosophy, literally the "love of wisdom," leads us to ask questions about ourselves, our world and what may lie beyond. In pursuing these questions, students enhance their abilities in analysis, self-reflection, argumentation and communication. Students of philosophy have many options after graduation; philosophy is excellent training for careers in law, politics and business.

Overview

Philosophy majors study the fundamental questions about life, analyze major philosophical works that have influenced thought throughout the ages, and examine the ways philosophy impacts and influences other disciplines.

Many students are not introduced to philosophy in high school, but discover a real interest when they take one of the many introductory level courses designed to familiarize students with the discipline. 

Philosophy courses are offered on topics that include: ethics, religious philosophies, logic, feminist philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics, and history of philosophy. These courses are often conducted in seminar format and place a heavy emphasis on in class discussion. Since most courses are also reading and writing intensive, students quickly develop critical reasoning and reading, logical thinking, and written communication skills. 

During the senior year students complete a senior directed study or a senior honors project about a chosen philosophical topic.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • World Philosophy
  • Problems of Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Food
  • Reasoning and Critical Thinking
  • Bio-Medical Thinking
  • Ethics and Business
  • Environmental Business
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Human Nature
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Art
  • Philosophy of Literature
  • Language, Truth and Ethics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • Complete the  Common Application, including the Wofford College member page.
  • Submit the School Report form and your high school transcript(s).
  • Submit your official test scores.
  • The TOEFL (minimum score 90) or IELTS (minimum score 7) is required for all applicants whose native language is not English. If a minimum score is not met, a recorded or scored interview may be taken into consideration. We are happy to recommend  Initial View, ACTFL OPIc, and Vericant. 
  • The SAT or ACT is a requirement for native English speakers. SAT or ACT scores are expected from all international applicants unless students are unable to reach a testing center.Submit completed  Financial Certification for International Students.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45170 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    45170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45170 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Spartanburg

  • 948 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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