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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (ARWU) Kent, OH, United States
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy offered at the Kent State University gives students the opportunity to consider some of life's biggest questions, such as"What is the nature of reality?""What (if anything) can I know with certainty?""What kind of life should I live?"
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Overview

Philosophy students read, discuss and analyze texts from all of the traditional philosophical areas of study and historical periods. They become familiar with contemporary schools of thought and learn about the application of philosophy to other disciplines and professions. The program familiarizes students not only with the Western philosophical tradition, but also with schools of thought from a broad spectrum of non-Western cultures. The Philosophy major provides intensive training in argumentative writing, careful reading and critical and creative thinking, while also broadening students' intellectual, cultural and personal horizons.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this Philosophy program offered at the Kent State University will be able to:

  • Read, write and think critically and analytically.
  • Consider and analyze differing viewpoints and various sides of an issue.
  • Construct strong arguments and express them verbally and in writing.
  • Think creatively and see alternative solutions to problems.
  • Communicate effectively in both personal and professional settings.
  • Demonstrate meaningful global literacy.
  • Continue on a path of lifelong learning and inquiry, whether in graduate school or independently.
  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the history of philosophy and of important contemporary questions, as well as a deeper, more specialized understanding of selected philosophical figures, issues and/or areas of inquiry.

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 included:

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Foreign Language
  • Introduction to Formal Logic
  • Intermediate Logic

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. 
  • The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20463 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20463 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20463 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20463 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11587 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11587 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kent

  • 1036 - 1710 USD/month
    Living Costs

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