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Religion and Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Clinton, SC, United States
We welcome students from all faith traditions. While some students in our department are preparing for church-related careers, the study of religion and philosophy provides the skills in reading, writing and critical thinking that are at the core of a well-rounded liberal arts education. 
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Study in religion and philosophy provides excellent preparation for a variety of vocations in human services, business, law, medicine, education, and graduate school in the humanities.

Philosophy begins with questions.What is good? What is true? What is beautiful? In this historical introduction to Western philosophy, we will explore works by five key thinkers – Plato, Descartes, Hume, Kant, and Kierkegaard – who show us different ways of asking and answering these fundamental questions. Along the way, we will develop skills of careful reading, respectful listening, clear writing, and persuasive speaking. 


Presbyterian College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • Logic
  • Introduction to Philosophy 
  • Ancient Philosophy 
  • Early Modern Philosophy
  • Professional Ethics
  • Medical Ethics
  • Business Ethics
  • Environmental Ethics

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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

When applying, high school seniors must:

  • Submit a PC application or submit the Common Application.
  • Request an official copy of your high school transcript from your guidance counselor.
  • Submit an official copy of your standardized test scores (SAT or ACT).
Recommended Items
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • ZeeMee
  • Essay 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34982 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34982 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Clinton

  • 920 - 1610 USD/month
    Living Costs

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