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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Berea, KY, United States
The Philosophy program of Berea College provides opportunities to explore diverse philosophic points of view, to develop abilities to reflect critically and constructively on a wide variety of important questions, and to cultivate abilities to communicate well through constructive engagement with others’ ideas and ways of thinking.
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Overview

Students are encouraged to develop their own intelligence and capacities for careful thought in addressing texts and topics both historical and contemporary.

Study in philosophy engages questions about how one should live, our place in the universe, the nature of thought, and ways of knowing. Philosophic inquiry involves carefully structured, thoughtful engagement with others and with texts. Courses are designed to enhance students’ abilities to pursue informed, adequate responses to philosophic questions about various topics of both historical and contemporary concern.

The Philosophy curriculum provides a major and minor for students interested in a variety of careers who seek the breadth, depth, and reasoned rigor of philosophic thinking. The Department offers for all students introductory courses to explore the character of Philosophy, and complements studies in other fields such as law, medicine, politics, science, religion, art, and education. Students in the Philosophy program of Berea College successfully have pursued further graduate study in various fields, have entered the world of work in many kinds of organizations, and have addressed social issues through law and other means.

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:

  • Classical Philosophy
  • Philosophy: Descartes to Kant
  • Kant & Philosophical Legacies
  • Approaches to Ethics
  • Reasoning
  • Symbolic Logic

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    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

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • International Application for Admission and Scholarship form.
  • International Personal Essay and Essay Cover Sheet.
  • Copy of official secondary school records.
  • Personal Statement of Financial Circumstances.
  • International Financial Questionnaire (IFQ).
  • International Financial Recommendation Form.
  • Two (2) Admission Recommendation forms, at least one of which should be written by a current or former teacher.
  • Copy of official scores from at least one of the following exams: TOEFL, IELTS, ACT or SAT. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22050 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    44100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22050 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Berea

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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