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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #134 (BCR) College Station, TX, United States
Philosophy majors offered by Texas A&M University are shown to be very well-prepared for graduate and other advanced study. Philosophy majors score higher on the GMAT than anyone but hard science majors.
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On the GRE, Philosophy majors have the highest verbal score and second highest analytic score. Philosophy majors also excel on the LSAT.

Philosophy is not job-training for an entry-level position; it is education for a lifetime. What fits the job description of entry-level positions is rarely what is required for career and life fulfillment, especially given how rapidly the needs of employers, social and economic patterns, and personal circumstances change. Philosophical training, in its development of valuable transferable skills, is significant for its long-term benefits. It teaches skills that enable you to take on new responsibilities and to adapt to changing careers and life demands. The value of philosophy is in its capacity to broaden the range of things you can understand and enjoy.

Many Texas A&M University Philosophy majors also pursue degrees in other liberal arts, business, science, and engineering. The Department encourages and supports interdisciplinary pursuits.

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 Logic
  • Philosophy of Natural Science
  • Theory of Knowledge
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Art
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Current Continental Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Language

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Documents required:

  • Essays
  • $75 Processing Fee (Nonrefundable/subject To Change)
  • Official High School Transcript With A Numeric Class Rank And Graduation Plan
  • Official Sat Or Act Scores
  • High School Curriculum Requirement
  • Permanent Resident Card Or I-551

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1521 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1521 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1521 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1521 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    620 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 620 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for College Station

  • 964 - 1490 USD/month
    Living Costs

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