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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Kansas City, MO, United States
The Philosophy major offered by the Rockhurst University is designed to introduce students to a range of profound and stimulating philosophical questions, and to develop the critical thinking and logical skills necessary for independent thinking.
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It provides a broadening perspective for the various areas of specialization in the natural and social sciences, in literature and the arts and in the various professional programs.

The Philosophy major at Rockhurst University has four tracks: a basic track, a professional track, a bioethics track and a social justice track. Studies consistently show that philosophy graduates perform very well or better than most majors in graduate school entrance tests such as the LSAT, MCAT, etc.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Explain the philosophical and ethical concepts and theories of outstanding philosophers and historically important theories 
  • Analyze the central arguments of philosophical texts and positions 
  • Synthesize your own critical interpretation of important philosophical texts, taking into consideration significant philosophical issues, traditions and critiques of the texts 
  • Evaluate rightness of conduct concerning moral and social issues according to ethical theories and methods  

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:

  • Fundamental notions underlying all human existence
  • The nature of value and the philosophical basis of moral judgment
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Ethical Theory

  • Modern Philosophy

  • 19th Century Philosophy 

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Complete an online application for admission
  • Counselor's written recommendation
  • ACT or SAT test score
  • English proficiency: TOEFL - Internet based minimum score of 80
  • Provide an Official Statement of Finances directly from a bank or financial institution
  • Official high school academic credentials, translated into English if necessary
  • International students/scholars will be able to waive the mandatory student health insurance as long as their policy meets the criteria below, or they may enroll in Rockhurst's policy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kansas City

  • 980 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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