Philosophy, B.A. | Goucher College | Towson, United States
48 months
49020 USD/year
49020 USD/year
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The Philosophy Program at Goucher College cultivates this critical standpoint by emphasizing both the history of philosophy and the practice of philosophizing.


William James said Philosophy is “the habit of always seeing an alternative.” By creating alternatives, philosophy holds out the promise of shaping a better world. This lies at the heart of our mission. We teach students to reflect on the meaning and significance of their own experiences by posing questions they may not yet have the means to answer. In fact, the work of philosophy is not so much to produce definitive answers as it is to question given answers, to interrogate our basic assumptions and habits of thought. 

Goucher College’s unique mission and liberal arts curriculum help students master the skills employers overwhelmingly want in job candidates. After graduation, many of our students attend top graduate programs, while others embark on careers in fields such as business, nonprofit organizations, government, law, medicine, ministry, finance, psychology, counseling, diplomacy, and ethics.


You will study the history of Philosophy, discovering that the discipline has changed dramatically over the centuries in both its content and its character. You will practice philosophy, developing skills of analysis and methodological self-awareness to help you make good judgments and begin solving contemporary problems. 

And you will engage in close readings of primary texts, learning not only how philosophical thought has continually put its own truths into question, but how many of our most familiar academic disciplines began as philosophic questions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Personal and Community Ethics 
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Writing Practicum in Philosophy 
  • Philosophy of Religion 
  • Philosophy of Science Fiction
  • Philosophy of Time
  • Phenomenology
  • Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy and/of Art 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Rolling admission on a space available basis after January 15.


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official high school transcript (grades 9 and up), listing courses in progress
  • Secondary School Report (recommendation letter from counselor is not required, but recommended)
  • Letter of recommendation from academic teacher
  • Common Application Essay
  • essay portion of the application
  • secondary school transcript
  • secondary school report with a letter of recommendation from your school counselor or advisor
  • academic teacher recommendation (math, science, language or social studies)
  • International Student - Declaration of Finances (ISDoF) required. The ISDoF must show at least $30,000 USD per year in expected support for educational expenses

Tuition Fee

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    49020 USD/year
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  • National

    49020 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49020 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Towson

1797 - 3043 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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