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Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy

University of Mount Union
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Program description

Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy

The University of Mount Union’s Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy allows students to explore fundamental questions about human experience through the study of logic, ethics, and critical reasoning. It emphasizes skills relative to any field, including the ability to objectively analyze, efficiently organize, competently communicate, and thoroughly research complex issues.

Admission requirements

GPA requirement: 2.5 (except for nursing, that requirement is a 3.3)

English proficiency (one of the following):

  • TOEFL: 61 iBT
  • IELTS: 5.5
  • PTE: 55

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Program content

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Film
  • Contemporary Moral Problems
  • Special Topics in Philosophy
  • Logic
  • Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Aesthetics
  • Ethics
  • Bio-Medical Ethics
  • Environmental Ethics
  • The Wilderness
  • Special Topics in Philosophy
  • Theory of Knowledge
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Mind/Artificial Intelligence
  • Special Topics in Philosophy
  • Independent Study
  • Research Portfolio
  • Honors Thesis/Project

Scholarships & funding

A Mount Union education is accessible to students of all backgrounds thanks to the university's robust scholarship and grant offerings. There are several state and federal options available to assist you, as well as many Mount Union awards that are specific to your career at the university. For more information, please visit the Mount Union website. 

Qualification

Upon completion of this program, students will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree. 

Learning objectives

After the completion of the philosophy major requirements, students will:

  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of the history of philosophy in the Western world, including an acquaintance with the representative major figures and movements.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with major philosophical problems in metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with at least one approach to the study of philosophy outside of the mainstream Western analytic tradition (e.g. continental, feminist, and/or eastern).
  • Demonstrate basic competence in formal logic.
  • Read with understanding texts that raise philosophical issues, and be able to identify, analyze and critically evaluate their main theses and supporting arguments.
  • Engage in philosophical research, demonstrating the ability to find, appropriately use, and correctly cite published work in philosophy.
  • Engage in clear, coherent and well-grounded discussion (both orally and in written form) of philosophical issues and arguments.

Career opportunities

Students who major in philosophy can do anything that any other liberal arts major can do and more! Our philosophy degree program will enable you to think clearly and creatively by identifying and analyzing assumptions and arguments. Transferable skills such as the abilities to objectively analyze, efficiently organize, competently communicate and thoroughly research contribute to the philosophy major’s marketability.

Graduates majoring in philosophy can be found in a number of fields. You career choices are limited only by your individual design.

Common careers include:

  • Government positions
  • Business
  • Service professions
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Ministry
  • Philosophy
  • English
  • Anthropology
  • Psychology

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University of Mount Union

University of Mount Union

The University of Mount Union, a private Midwestern institution founded in 1846, offers rigorous and relevant academic programs that are grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Mount Union’s students can select from broad-based and career-specific undergraduate majors. Known for its...


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Why study at University of Mount Union

Mount Union is a small institution. We are proud to offer small class sizes, all taught by professors. More than 80% of our faculty have terminal degrees in their fields of study. This gives our students a chance to research and learn alongside our talented faculty in their academic fields. We are proud that 98% of our students find jobs in less than 3 months after graduating with their Mount Union degree!

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University of Mount Union

1972 Clark Avenue
44601 Alliance Ohio
United States of America

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