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Great Books, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Through the study of great works in the arts, literature, philosophy, science, and theology, primarily of Western Civilization, the program challenges students to seek out what is true, what is good, and what is beautiful, so that they may become wiser and better human beings. 

The program in Great Books at the Saint Anselm College engages the abilities to think clearly, to write well, and to communicate persuasively. When developed, these abilities are applicable to a wide range of career options within the social, economic, and political world into which the student graduates.

In addition to pursuing an integrated understanding of a great range of human wisdom, this course of study has two other significant features. The first is an emphasis on discussion seminars rather than lecture classes. The second is the use of primary rather than secondary sources or textbooks.

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 include:

  • Great Books Seminar I: The Ancient World - Homer to Plutarch
  • Great Books Seminar II: The Medieval World - Augustine to Chaucer
  • Great Books Seminar III: The Renaissance - Machiavelli to Pascal
  • Great Books Seminar IV: The Enlightenment and Its Discontents - Locke to Dostoevsky

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

  • Common Application
  • Application Fee Or Fee Waiver
  • Official School Transcript(S)
  • School Report
  • School Counselor Recommendation
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Sat I Or Act Results

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41510 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41510 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    41510 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41510 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Hillsborough

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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