Placeholder image for Philosophy

Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Mascoutah, IL, United States
The Philosophy program offered by the McKendree University teaches you to develop innovative analytical skills that all employers are seeking and is easily coupled with other fields of study for further specialization.
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised

Overview

With the Philosophy program offered by the McKendree University, you’ll gain insight into the complex world of human nature and get a better understanding of yourself, your opinions, and the world around you.

Housed within the Division of Humanities, the B.A. in philosophy enables students to investigate some of the most enduring and challenging problems that we face as human beings. You’ll learn to explore and articulate the ultimate questions regarding who we are and the nature of reality, as well as increase your argumentation and reasoning abilities.

Career prospects

Philosophy, in tandem with a major in another field, will serve you well as career advancement comes to require finely-honed critical thinking and analytical skills. A major in philosophy serves as perhaps the best path to law school; philosophy also is excellent preparation for numerous graduate programs in management and administration, as well as the graduate study of philosophy itself.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    You are invited to apply as early as August 1 preceding your senior year of high school.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Philosophy
  • Existentialism
  • Medical Ethics
  • Philosophy of Art
  • Logic

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    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.

    Get a free IELTS practice test
  • Minimum required score:

    520

    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

  • You will need to complete and submit an application for First Year admission.
  • You will need to submit an official copy of your secondary school transcripts and completion certificate. All transcripts must be translated into the English language.

Proof of English:

  • TOEFL Paper Based - 520
  • Computer Based - 190
  • Internet Based - 70
  • IELTS 6.0
  • SAT Critical Reading - 500
  • ACT English - 20

Optional:

  • Essay
  • Recommendation Letter

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30540 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30540 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Mascoutah

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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.

Wishlist

You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?