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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Majoring in Philosophy

There is no question that the study of philosophy pays off, and it does so in numerous ways. Some of the benefits come right away. You might think of these as personal benefits. Taking philosophy classes – in particular, majoring or minoring in philosophy – can be one of the most intellectually rewarding and stimulating things you can do while you are a student at the Philosophy program of Washburn University.

Our approach to philosophy

Philosophy focuses on fundamental questions concerning the nature of reality, knowledge and values. Philosophers seek to understand the true nature of reality and of humankind.  Philosophers also help develop ethical standards – the basic moral norms which govern our choices and actions.

Career opportunities

  • Our philosophy graduates have become lawyers, bankers, ministers, priests, college teachers, optometrists and physicians. Some own and manage businesses.
  • Our religious studies graduates go on to a wide variety of post-graduate opportunities: entry-level jobs in the business, non-profit, or public service sectors, graduate school in religious studies or other humanistic disciplines, law schools, library science, and social work.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Domestic students can apply to Washburn up until one week prior to the last day to enroll for a given semester.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Ethics: Introduction to Moral Problems
  • Introduction to Political Philosophy
  • Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking 
  • Introductory Topics in Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Love and Sex

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    72

    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:

    6

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    40

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

General Requirements

  • International Online Application for Admission
  • Signed and Completed Financial Disclaimer Form
  • Original Financial supporting documents, such as a current bank statement
  • USD $70 non-refundable application/processing fee. Payment options include TouchNet, money order, or bank check payable to Washburn University
  • Original transcripts
  • iBT TOEFL or IELTS score report if applying for full admission

Tuition Fee

  • International

    681 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 681 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    681 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 681 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    300 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 300 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Topeka

  • 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.

Funding

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