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Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Hanover College
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

About this program

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

What is the self? Does God exist? Why are some actions considered right and others wrong? What is the relationship between the world and us? As a Hanover philosophy student, you'll grapple with life's biggest questions in a remarkably broad range of classes.

You'll also explore individual interests with accomplished, diverse faculty members. From contemporary political thought to Taoism and Cooking, these courses will challenge you to experiment with new ideas and further your own personal development.

Philosophy students get a taste of everything the discipline has to offer. In addition, students can concentrate in specific areas called tracks. Tracks are offered in:

  • Pre-law
  • History of western philosophy
  • Analytic philosophy
  • Asian philosophy
  • Ethics and values

Admission requirements

As a selective liberal arts college, Hanover is looking for those students who have completed a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum. To be eligible for admission, an applicant must have completed the following high school courses:

  • Four years of English (literature and composition)
  • At least two years of foreign language
  • At least two years of mathematics, including Algebra II

The following courses are recommended as part of a well-rounded college-preparatory curriculum:

  • At least three years of laboratory science
  • At least three years of social studies
  • At least one year of fine or performing arts

Students who have taken AP, IB and dual-credit courses may be eligible for Hanover College credits.Hanover College has adopted a test-optional admission policy. If you choose to submit test scores as part of your application, there is no preference for either the SAT or ACT. Hanover College's school code for the SAT is ""1290"" and our ACT code is ""1200"". For international applicants, the TOEFL, IELTS or SAT-I score minimums must be met.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

  • Philosophy and the Human Condition
  • Philosophical Issues & Classic Text
  • Philosophical Perspectives - Nature
  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Reason and Belief
  • Foundational Issues in Philosophy
  • Classic Texts of Feminism
  • Ethics and Commerce
  • Bioethics
  • Animal Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Classical Indian Philosophy
  • Mind and World
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Classical Greek Philosophy
  • Medieval Philosophy
  • Existentialism
  • Rational Choices
  • Contemporary Political Thought
  • Ethics: Theory and Practice
  • Philosophy and Tai Ji
  • Prana, Qi and Ki
  • Daoism and Cooking
  • Daoism and Chan Buddhism
  • The Logic of Daoism
  • Wisdom/Traditions of Ancient China
  • Science & Pseudoscience
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Formal Logic
  • Classic Chinese Philosophy
  • Contemporary Continental Philosophy
  • Utopias & Intentional Communities
  • History of Political Thought
  • Philosophy Seminar

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.


Tuition fee for the course is $39,400 per academic year. Visit the university's website for more information.

Career paths

Previous graduates' career and professional placements have included:

  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps (MO)
  • Solid Light, Inc. (KY)
  • Congressman Dan Burton (IN)
  • Provident Bank (OH)
  • Morgan Stanley Dean Witter (U.K.)

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Hanover College

Hanover College is small, private college located in Hanover, Indiana. Established in 1827 as Indiana’s first private college, Hanover has a longstanding history within the state and recognition for Alumni success. With about 1,100 undergraduate students, over 600 acres of...

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Why study at Hanover College

Hanover College gives students the best of all worlds. There are renowned professors at the top of their discipline, but classes small enough to get 1:1 interaction and mentoring from those professors.

We are located in a small midwestern area near one of Indiana's most historic small towns (Madison, IN), but less than an hour away from some of the largest and most touristic cities of the Midwest.

We have a one-of-a-kind naturally beautiful campus with over 600 acres of space, hiking trails, over 30 waterfalls, and endless hammocking spots. Hanover is also Indiana's first and oldest private, liberal arts, college. Hanover is also a global institution with about 18 different international partner universities and a variety of study abroad options to participate in during your 4 years here.

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Hanover College

517 Ball Drive
47243 Hanover IN
United States of America (USA)

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