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Philosophy, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #651 (QS) Williamsburg, VA, United States
Philosophy lies at the very heart of a sound liberal arts education, and it provides a strong foundation for professions in which analysis and argumentation are particularly advantageous.
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Overview

The courses we offer cover most fields of philosophical inquiry and range from introductory surveys suitable for all students to advanced seminars for students majoring in philosophy or related disciplines. Many of our courses satisfy the GER7 (Religious, Social, and Philosophical Thought), several others satisfy the GER4A (History and Culture in the European Tradition), and nearly all of them will help you to hone your writing skills. Philosophy lies at the very heart of a sound liberal arts education, and it provides an especially strong foundation for professions in which analysis and argumentation are particularly advantageous, such as law.

A student whose aim is to use a major in philosophy as a basis for a liberal education may take the minimum major requirement of 30 hours in the department. Those who wish to prepare for graduate study in philosophy or in a related discipline will normally take more than this required minimum. A program for each major will be developed through consultation with a member of the philosophy faculty acting as a major advisor.

To declare a major in Philosophy, take the Major Declaration form to the faculty member in the Department whom you would like to choose as your advisor. That professor can help you complete the course plan and will sign the form as your advisor when it is completed. The form should be submitted to the Registrar's Office.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Greek Philosophy
  • Medieval Philosophy
  • 17th- and 18th-Century Philosophy
  • Kant and his Successors

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    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:

    7

    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.

General Requirements

  • A completed Common Application or Coalition Application. 
  • $75 application fee: The $75 (USD) application fee 
  • Secondary School Report Form including official records of your courses and grades from all secondary schools and universities you have attended.
  • Results of the appropriate tests a) SAT I or ACT; and b) TOEFL or IELTS. Please request that the results be sent directly to William & Mary by the testing organization. Only the official results will be used in evaluating your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33354 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33354 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15760 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Williamsburg

  • 1306 - 2140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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