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Philosophy, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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At Philosophy from California Institute of Technology - Caltech majors will be expected to learn about some of the major figures and movements in the history of philosophy, and to learn about contemporary philosophical debates. 

The philosophy option also aims to provide students with new perspectives on the material they learn in their science courses, and to enable them to bring their technical skills and scientific learning to traditional problems in philosophy.

Graduates with Philosophy from California Institute of Technology - Caltech will:

  • read and interpret philosophical texts; 
  • identify strengths and weakness of philosophical arguments; 
  • develop well-reasoned defenses of philosophical positions;
  • anticipate objections to one's own views. 
  • express themselves clearly and concisely in both writing and speaking. 
  • gain critical thinking and communication skills

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:

  • Ancient Greek Philosophy. 
  • Right and Wrong
  • Knowledge and Reality
  • Meaning In Life
  • Philosophy Through Science Fiction
  • Ethics & AI
  • Thinking about Climate Change

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application with the Supplemental Application Essays
    • $75 application fee or fee waiver (by request)
    • Standardized test scores
    • Teacher evaluations
    • Secondary School Report: This is a document that is sent to Caltech by your high school college counselor. It provides context about your school that helps the Admissions Committee evaluate your application holistically.
    • Academic transcripts
    • TOEFL scores
    • International Financial Aid Statement of Intent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54570 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    54570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54570 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pasadena

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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