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University of Richmond

Program description


The Department of Philosophy offers a range of courses that explore fundamental questions and presuppositions. Philosophy courses form the cornerstone of a classical liberal arts education.

Admission requirements

Candidates for admission must have a high school diploma (or recognized equivalent), and must have completed a minimum of 16 units of secondary school coursework. Minimum requirements include four units in English, three in college preparatory mathematics (including Algebra I, II, and Geometry), and at least two each in history, laboratory science, and a second language (two units of the same language, including American Sign Language).

International Admission Requirements

English Proficiency Policy

You can demonstrate English proficiency by:

  • Having been enrolled in an academically rigorous, English-medium secondary school for four years.
  • Obtaining a score of 660 or higher on the SAT evidence-based reading and writing section.
  • Obtaining a score of 28 or higher on the ACT English section.
  • Obtaining a score of 7.5 or higher on the IELTS.
  • Obtaining a grade of A or B in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or A-Level English course(s).

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

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Program content

  • Introduction to Philosophical Problems and Arguments
  • Contemporary Moral Issues
  • Existentialism and Postmodernism
  • Topics Seminar: Historical
  • Elementary Symbolic Logic
  • Philosophical Problems in Law and Society
  • Bioethics
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Modern European Philosophy
  • Topics Seminar: Issues
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Contemporary Continental Philosophy
  • Topics Seminar Historial I
  • Topics Seminar Historial II
  • Philosophical Methods
  • Topics in Feminist Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Power and Politics
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Action, Responsibility and Free Will
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Epistemology
  • Ethics and Practical Reasoning
  • Topics Seminar Issues I
  • Topics Seminar Issues II
  • Honors Seminar
  • Independent Study
  • Honors Thesis
  • Summer Undergraduate Research

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for this program is $56,860 per year.


Skills You Will Gain as a Philosophy Major

  • Logical reasoning
  • Writing effectively
  • Linking specific issues to broad concepts
  • Investigating alternatives
  • Applying logic to problems
  • Comparing perspectives
  • Interpreting data/relationships
  • Ready for Graduate School

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University of Richmond

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University of Richmond

410 Westhampton Way
23173 Richmond Virginia
United States of America

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