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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Today, the term "philosophy" refers to a narrower academic discipline, though philosophers still continue to seek answers to life’s most important questions: How should I live? What can I know? Does God exist? Do numbers? What is the nature of language and the human mind? Of science and art? Of meaning, logic and truth?

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy. The course of study is designed to provide students with a critical background in logic and argumentation, as well as an extended introduction to some of the most important philosophical themes and traditions from ancient to contemporary times.

Career Possibilities

No matter what career one is interested in, philosophy will provide a sound base on which to build. Many employers look for people who can think soundly and clearly about difficult problems, and the  primary aim of a philosophical education is to develop such critical and analytical skills. Philosophy students have become bankers, lawyers, civil servants, journalists, writers, professors, teachers, information technology specialists, business executives and analysts, politicians, consultants, physicians, and members of the clergy.

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:

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Symbolic Logic
  • Philosophy Milestone Experience
  • Great Philosophers
  • Ancient Philosophy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    44

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Symbolic Logic
  • Philosophy Milestone Experience
  • Great Philosophers
  • Ancient Philosophy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23342 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23342 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8291 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8291 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Paradise

  • 1088 - 1680 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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