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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Paradise, NV, United States
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?


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. Philosophy students enjoy an advantage in applying for graduate and professional programs. On average, they score significantly higher than other students on the LSAT, GMAT, and GRE exams.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

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.
Courses include:

  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Medieval Philosophy
  • Topics in Philosophy or Religion
  • Indian Philosophy
  • Philosophy of History
  • Introduction to Indian Philosophy403 - Early Modern Philosophy
  • American Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Cognitive Science
  • Philosophy of History
  • Gandhian Welfare Philosophy and Culture
  • Gandhian Welfare Philosophy and Nonviolent Culture
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Death and Dying
  • Indian Philosophy of Mind and Mental Health
  •  Philosophy and Women

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

Freshman applicants are admissible with either a 3.0 core GPA (calculated based on English, math, social science, and natural science) from the high school transcript, a 1120 SAT score, a 22 ACT composite score, or a Nevada Advanced High School Diploma.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19670 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19670 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5760 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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