B.A. On Campus


Eastern University

48 months
34990 USD/year
34990 USD/year
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The Philosophy major at Eastern University has a backbone of studies in the history of philosophy, with a sequence of courses in Ancient, Medieval, Modern and Continental philosophy, as well as a course in Epistemology and Metaphysics that focuses on recent Anglo-American philosophy.


Another cluster of courses clusters around inquiry into the good and the beautiful: Faith and Philosophy, Christian Sexual Ethics, Ethics and Justice, and Philosophy and Literature. Also, all philosophy majors are required to take one course in logic, which is a fundamental tool in all inquiry. Finally, the philosophy major culminates in the writing of a Senior Thesis in conjunntion with one of the senior seminars, either The Christian Mind or Truth and Meaning: Hermeneutics. 

Why Choose Eastern University?

  • Seminar-style classes: The department offers seminar-style classes based on primary-text readings by great philosophers of the past and present.
  • Classes focus on reading, writing, and discussion rather than on retaining information for tests. Our expert, caring faculty facilitate engaging, thought-provoking conversations.
  • Faith integration: Students learn how critical thinking can strengthen Christian faith, as well as deepen one’s appreciation of what is good and beautiful in the world.
  • Philosophical learning includes ethics, justice, art, literature, and culture as well as the interaction of theology and philosophy in the Christian tradition.
  • Training for life: Philosophy at Eastern University is training for life as well as for thinking; part of the good life is learning to ask good questions about what the good life really is.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Heritage of Inquiry: An Introduction to Philosophy
  • Faith and Philosophy
  • Symbolic Logic
  • Art and Culture
  • Ancient Philosophy: Origins
  • Medieval Philosophy: The Christian Tradition  
  • Modern Philosophy: The Quest for Foundations  
  • Continental Philosophy: Existentialism and Postmodernism  
  • Epistemology and Metaphysics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Eastern operates on rolling admissions. International students are encouraged to apply at least 90 days before the beginning of the program.


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Apply to Eastern University:

  • Online
  • Print & Mail
  • Reinstate
  • Official high school transcript or official GED
  • SAT or ACT score results: Optional for high school students. Required for consideration for our top academic scholarship, as well as for certain majors. 
  • Academic Reference:  Print & Mail
  • Optional essay question:  After reading the mission statement of Eastern University, please describe how you see your talents, interests and abilities fitting into the mission of the University. Maximum one page. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17495 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    34990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17495 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 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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