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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Berea, KY, United States
The major in Philosophy is designed to acquaint students with each of the discipline’s traditional areas of investigation (logic, ethics, and metaphysics) with significant texts and thinkers from the long history of philosophy, and with contemporary work in the field.

Overview

The advanced seminars in Philosophy focus on contemporary philosophic issues and provide opportunity for development of informed, adequate responses to philosophic questions that are based on rigorous reasoning, previous study, and relevant research in the discipline.

The Philosophy Department 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. 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

English Language Requirements

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    6

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    68

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

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General Requirements

  • Complete the Berea College Application for Admission, which also serves as your Tuition Promise Scholarship application.
  • Schedule an appointment for your personal interview.
  • Complete and return two Freshman Evaluation and Endorsement Forms from a current/former teacher, principal, or other school administrator or community leader.
  • Complete and return the high school Counselor Evaluation Form
  • Complete your 2018-2019 FAFSA to determine your financial eligibility.
  • Complete your Financial Resource Questionnaire (FRQ) to determine your financial eligibility.
  • Send us your Official High School Transcript 
  • Send us your Official ACT or SAT scores.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25200 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25200 USD per year 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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