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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Newport, RI, United States
The Department of Philosophy raises fundamental questions about human life, human experience and what it means to be human – and then asks that you make these questions your own. Philosophy, or the love of wisdom, embraces a number of diverse traditions from the West and the East. 

Overview

Our program draws on this enriching diversity while being sensitive to and supportive of the Catholic heritage of the University’s tradition. Led by an accomplished faculty, including experts in the classics and Muslim philosophy, our small classes engage students in interactive discussions and debates and foster close bonds between peers and professors. With a challenging curriculum rooted in a strong liberal arts tradition, our program develops the analytic and creative thinking, writing and communications skills that are needed for success in a variety of fields. Our majors are well prepared for graduate studies as well as careers in law, business and government.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • Logic 
  • Philosophy of the Human Person
  • Quest for the Good Life
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Classical Political Philosophy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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General Requirements

  • Common Application.
  • $50 application fee.
  • Official high school transcript, including grades from the senior year.
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from a guidance counselor and one from the teacher of your choice).
  • Personal essay.
  • SAT/ACT scores (our CEEB code is 3759). Please note that scores are optional unless you are applying as a nursing or education major.
  • Home-schooled applicants must submit a copy of all course descriptions and a portfolio of work. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1280 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1280 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1280 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1280 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Newport

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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