48 months
49612 USD/year
49612 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Philosophy major from Washington and Jefferson College teaches students to read and think critically, analyze complex arguments, and clearly express themselves in thinking and writing, as they explore questions of existence, knowledge, and value. These abilities are also critically important to a wide range of careers.


Because of the multifaceted nature of the discipline, the Philosophy program from Washington and Jefferson College is designed in a way that offers students a great deal of flexibility in choosing classes. This makes Philosophy a strong second major for students who wish to become better critical thinkers and communicators.

Careers After W&J

The study of philosophy opens doors to many post-graduate opportunities, and in addition to entering graduate and doctoral programs our alumni enjoy careers in law, business, journalism, medicine, social work and numerous other fields where they are making an active, positive difference in the world.

As a public health data strategist, Andrea Fletcher ’10 has worked with teams of international health workers and technologists to battle Ebola, malaria, HIV and, most recently, COVID-19. Fletcher credits her hybrid undergraduate degree in bioethics – combining biology and philosophy – along with her desire to help others as the catalysts for her career success. After graduating from W&J she went on to earn a Master of Public Health in Global Health from Emory University, and is working on her Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Population Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Programme Structure


  • Advanced Topics In Philosophy
  • Adventures In Metaphysics
  • Aesthetics
  • Bioethics
  • Classical Philosophy
  • Early Modern Philosophy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


128 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

    • Common Application
    • School Documents
    • Counselor Recommendation
    • Teacher Recommendation
    • Mid-Year Report
    • Final School Report
    • TOEFL or IELTS Scores
    • SAT or ACT Scores. Submission of these tests is optional. 
    • Certification of Finances

Tuition Fee

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    49612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49612 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    49612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49612 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Washington

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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