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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Sweet Briar, VA, United States
Ancient, modern and contemporary philosophers search for an understanding of ourselves, our world, and our relationship to one another. By studying the writings of these philosophers, students develop their own answers to universal questions. Students study philosophy by becoming philosophers — by engaging in a search for the definition, expansion and deepening of their own world views.
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Overview

We involve students in the process of exploring and developing philosophical ideas through intense interaction with the faculty, other students, and the writings of philosophers widely acknowledged to be profound, provocative or both.

Philosophical study at Sweet Briar is grounded in Western intellectual tradition. Emphasis is placed on the cultivation of a philosophical attitude and the development of the art of conceptual analysis and synthesis. We offer five courses in the history of philosophy, three in the history of political thought, and courses on topics such as logic, science, ethics, literature and the arts.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling Admission after November 1 (decisions and financial aid notifications mailed on a rolling basis after December 17)

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

Programme Structure

  • Fundamental Philosophical Questions 
  • Logic 
  • Introduction to Political Philosophy 
  • Philosophy and Literature 
  • Ethics: Theories and Applications 
  • Philosophy of Science 
  • Philosophy and the Als 
  • Special Topics in Philosophy 
  • Directed Study 
  • War, Power, and Justice 
  • Special Topics in Philosophy 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    85

    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:

    7

    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

  • Completed application — Sweet Briar will accept either the Common Application or online application.
  • Official transcripts of all academic work completed to date. 
  • If applicable, a list of current (senior year) grades
  • A general recommendation from either a high school guidance counselor or high school teacher which addresses the applicant’s interests, attitudes and academic abilities
  • A standardized test is required. Sweet Briar accepts either the SAT or ACT. Official scores must be submitted directly to the College.
  • A full credential evaluation from World Education Services (WES) of all non-U.S. high school and college transcripts
  • College Board’s International Student Certification of Finances
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      21420 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 21420 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      21420 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 21420 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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