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BA in Philosophy

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program in Philosophy prepares adults for career change, advancement or graduate education, while providing personal enrichment. The program explores philosophies that have shaped Western Civilization as well as critical thinking and the development of one’s own philosophical views. Students gain a broad general knowledge of the traditional liberal arts disciplines while developing a greater depth of knowledge of philosophy.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the main points of and approaches to philosophies that have shaped Western civilization from the Greeks through contemporary thought
  • Compare and contrast ideas and methods from non-Western cultures to those of the West
  • Evaluate competing ethical theories and their applications to contemporary issues
  • Express personal philosophical views

* This list is a guide. Other philosophy courses may be appropriate for this area of study.

Note: Students planning on graduate work in philosophy are advised to take an appropriate foreign language (i.e., French, German, Greek or Hebrew).

Transfer Your Credit

Have you attended college before? If so, you may be able to transfer credits earned at other regionally accredited colleges or universities. The University also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit – all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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