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Philosophy, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Philosophy courses have been part of the curriculum at Carson-Newman since its inception. We continue to offer a vital program, usually enrolling between 15 and 20 majors (a very substantial number compared to most small liberal arts colleges).

Learning outcomes

Many of our majors choose philosophy as a second major at Carson-Newman University, since it provides an unparalleled complement to many other disciplines such as history, social sciences, pre-law, literature, and more. And since our major only requires 28 hours (9 courses, usually, plus the senior seminar), it can fit easily into curricula of many other majors. We also offer a combined philosophy/religion major, which incorporates a strong core of courses from each of the two departments.

Our graduates have gone on to great success in many different professional areas. C-N philosophy grads serve as physicians, professors, lawyers, corporate managers, writers, teachers, non-profit charity managers, ministers, and many other callings.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • Why is there something rather than just nothing?What is the highest good for human beings?What are the reasons for and against believing in God?What is the nature of art and beauty?Do humans have free will?What is knowledge and what is its relation to language?What is human consciousness, soul, mind, self?
  • In addressing these and countless related questions we also make use of the tools developed in the more recent western philosophical traditions, particularly finding value in the analytic traditions, but not ignoring the insights from continental influences that have given rise to postmodernism.

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.

General Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • After you apply, please submit $100.00 application through your application portal at
  • Official Transcripts from high school or secondary school and diploma or National Examination Result slip (One in original native language, one translated into English)- A professional Evaluation is required for the admission process

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    28200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Jefferson City

  • 1005 - 1870 USD/month
    Living Costs

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