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Philosophy, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #2 (WUR) Pasadena, CA, United States
The philosophy option provides students with a broad education in philosophy. The courses in the philosophy option concentrate in four major areas: philosophy of science; philosophy of mind, brain, and behavior; history of philosophy; and moral and political philosophy.

Overview

The philosophy curriculum will help students to acquire the basic tools of philosophical analysis: the ability to read and interpret philosophical texts; the ability to identify strengths and weakness of philosophical arguments; the ability to develop well-reasoned defenses of philosophical positions; and the ability to anticipate objections to one's own views. In addition, the philosophy option will train students to express themselves clearly and concisely in both writing and speaking. These critical thinking and communication skills provide an excellent foundation for any intellectual endeavor, and are critical to those pursuing careers in fields such as law, business, medicine, and scientific research.

The courses in the philosophy option concentrate in four major areas: philosophy of science; philosophy of mind, brain, and behavior; history of philosophy; and ethics. In their coursework, students will have the opportunity to discuss and debate philosophical issues in small groups, and will learn how to offer and receive constructive criticism. They will also receive detailed feedback on their persuasive writing from several different members of the philosophy faculty.

In their senior thesis, philosophy majors will have the opportunity to pursue more intensive research in one particular area of philosophy, and to sustain an argument on a larger scale, while working one-on-one with a member of the philosophy faculty. This will provide interested students with a solid foundation for graduate work in philosophy and related fields.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Right and Wrong
  • Knowledge and Reality
  • Senior Thesis
  • Reading in Philosophy
  • Causation and Responsibility
  • Free Will
  • Selected Topics in Philosophy
  • Medieval Philosophy
  • Introduction to Philosophy of Science
  • Causation and Explanation
  • Probability, Evidence, and Belief
  • Introduction to the Philosophy of Physics
  • Philosophy of Space and Time
  • Philosophical Issues in Quantum Physics

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Common Application or the Coalition Application 
  • $75 application fee or fee waiver (by request)
  • Standardized tests
  • Teacher evaluations
  • Secondary School Report 
  • Academic transcripts
  • Additional requirements of our international citizen applicants:
  • TOEFL scores: Required of all international citizens unless. The latter must be completed prior to the application deadline. We do not accept the IELTS or any other substitute for the TOEFL requirement.
  • International Financial Aid Statement of Intent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50487 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50487 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    50487 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50487 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    50487 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50487 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pasadena

  • 1100 - 1600 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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