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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Philosophy is the systematic study of the fundamental questions: What is real? Does God exist? Is the soul immortal? Do I have free will? What ought I do with my life? Through the study of these questions, students of the Philosophy program of Rockford University acquire critical thinking skills, knowledge of influential ideas in our cultural history, and the ability to reflect deeply on the basic questions of human life.

Careers and Internships

Career opportunities for philosophy majors are numerous. Philosophy majors have been successful in business, writing, teaching and editing. As well as training students for graduate studies in philosophy and the humanities, the philosophy major is a popular choice for pre-law students because of the rigorous development of abstract, analytical and argumentative abilities that the study of philosophy makes possible.

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:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethics
  • Logic
  • Classical Philosophy
  • Medieval & Renaissance Philosophy
  • Early Modern Philosophy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    6

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Completed application (clearly written or typed)
  • USD $50.00 application fee
  • Official certified copies of all secondary school transcripts evaluated by an NACES member
  • Official certified copies of academic transcripts from all college
  • Course descriptions for all college or university level classes that you have taken (no transfer credit will be awarded without them). All course descriptions must have a certified English translation
  • Official copies of any leaving certificates or diplomas from all secondary schools 
  • Written or typed Statement of Intent
  • Certification of Finances 
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS-Academic score reports for non-native speakers of English
  • Official ACT or SAT score reports
  • Copies of your passport, visa stamp, arrival/departure document (I-94 card), and current Form I-20
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Rockford

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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