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The Bachelor of Arts degree is an undergraduate degree that is usually conferred after the completion of a three- or four-year course of study in a liberal arts field, though they sometimes include the sciences as well. There are many different programs of study offered, but these programs can vary from one to the next depending upon the institution. Philosophy is often considered the foundation o… Read more

The Bachelor of Arts degree is an undergraduate degree that is usually conferred after the completion of a three- or four-year course of study in a liberal arts field, though they sometimes include the sciences as well. There are many different programs of study offered, but these programs can vary from one to the next depending upon the institution.

Philosophy is often considered the foundation of education, and it is indeed one of the oldest fields of study. But exactly what is a BA in Philosophy? The Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy will generally include a study of many different types of philosophy, including the philosophies of many different time periods and geographic locations. While programs will vary widely in their offerings, central topics typically include coursework in ethics, logic, the history of philosophy, metaphysics, and epistemology.

There are many benefits to pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. Those who complete such a program tend to have excellent skills relating written and oral communication, argumentation and debate, critical thinking, logical analysis, and reasoning. Additionally, philosophy students tend to learn a great deal about many different cultures and their manners of thinking, which is a valuable tool.

The cost of a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy will vary from institution to institution. It is important for prospective students to conduct thorough research with regard to the cost of each program in which they are interested.

There are careers in a wide variety of genres that a degree in philosophy can help you attain. Many graduates find work in the fields of law, education, business, politics, and health administration, to name a few examples.

There are many varied international opportunities available for pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. Pursuing this course of study online is an excellent choice for individuals looking for a flexible way to earning this degree. To get started now, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands +9 More

A unique programme: it offers comparative perspectives from around the world to enable you to be part of the next generation of thinkers: studying and shaping philosophy for a ... +

A unique programme: it offers comparative perspectives from around the world to enable you to be part of the next generation of thinkers: studying and shaping philosophy for a globalised 21st century. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom

Our Philosophy BA will challenge you to develop a strong set of critical, imaginative and informed reasoning skills. It will also deepen your understanding of the nature of th ... +

Our Philosophy BA will challenge you to develop a strong set of critical, imaginative and informed reasoning skills. It will also deepen your understanding of the nature of the human mind, language, morality and politics, art, science and logic. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
36 - 48 months
English
Campus
 
Hong Kong Baptist University - Faculty of Arts
Hong Kong

The programme provides an excellent opportunity to study major world religions, philosophical traditions, and ethical schools of thought in a systematic and critical way. Stud ... +

The programme provides an excellent opportunity to study major world religions, philosophical traditions, and ethical schools of thought in a systematic and critical way. Students will develop a capability in correlating religious ideas and values, as well as philosophical and ethical thought with both the personal quest for meaning in life and the reflection of contemporary socio-cultural issues, such as life and death, gender equality and social justice. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English (UK)
01 Sep 2021
31 May 2021
Campus
 

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Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, USA

Question what it means to exist. Philosophy engages and critically analyzes perennial questions of human experience such as the nature of knowledge, meaning, reasoning, and mo ... +

Question what it means to exist. Philosophy engages and critically analyzes perennial questions of human experience such as the nature of knowledge, meaning, reasoning, and morality. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
22 May 2021
Campus
 
McMaster University Faculty of Humanities
Hamilton, Canada

Building on McMaster’s internationally-recognized expertise in legal philosophy and constitutional law, Humanities has introduced an exciting new honors program.

Building on McMaster’s internationally-recognized expertise in legal philosophy and constitutional law, Humanities has introduced an exciting new honors program. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English (Canada)
08 Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

Philosophers search for knowledge and truth, exploring the fundamental nature of reality and some of the most important questions about the world around us such as what is the ... +

Philosophers search for knowledge and truth, exploring the fundamental nature of reality and some of the most important questions about the world around us such as what is the self? What is a just society? Is free will an illusion? And, does God exist? The Philosophy degree at Lincoln offers students the opportunity to study these questions and others through the lens of cutting-edge contemporary philosophical research, as well as the writings of the great philosophers, such as Plato, Descartes, Nietzsche, Marx, and Wittgenstein. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The honours curriculum consists of five compulsory modules. The first is the research module, a long essay of about 10,000 words, the topic of which is negotiated with a super ... +

The honours curriculum consists of five compulsory modules. The first is the research module, a long essay of about 10,000 words, the topic of which is negotiated with a supervisor. The other four modules are courses. Which courses are offered in a specific year will be determined by the department and will be based on, amongst other considerations, the availability of academic staff with the requisite expertise in a field and the interests of students. -
BA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom +1 More

A degree in philosophy from SOAS, with its focus on the philosophical traditions of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, offers you the opportunity to become conversant ... +

A degree in philosophy from SOAS, with its focus on the philosophical traditions of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, offers you the opportunity to become conversant with the formal epistemological systems and traditions of argumentation, political and ethical systems of thought, and analysis from a wider range of societies and historical contexts than those of the traditional philosophy graduate. Not only do we have a range of unparalleled expertise in the philosophical traditions of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, many of the School’s lecturers are trained in and conversant with European philosophical traditions. The range of languages offered in the School ensures that you will encounter philosophical traditions in their vernacular contexts. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
27 Sep 2021
30 Jun 2021
Campus
 
KU Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

Ever thought what’s behind the subtle reasoning of Herman Van Rompuy, the former President of the European Council? A bachelor's degree in philosophy from Leuven, in the heart ... +

Ever thought what’s behind the subtle reasoning of Herman Van Rompuy, the former President of the European Council? A bachelor's degree in philosophy from Leuven, in the heart of Europe! An ideal basis for further studies in philosophy at Leuven or further afield, or as a launch pad for an exciting professional career in related fields such as law, economics and medicine. KU Leuven's Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (BA) programme will do much more than introduce you to the highly sought-after skills of logic, critical thinking and close reading. Structuring your own quest for truth, a BA in philosophy will help you to orient your thoughts about the world that we are living in, and it will also teach you to use philosophical skills in analysing contemporary scientific and societal debates. Come to Leuven and get to know yourself. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Lublin, Poland

The B.A. of Philosophy graduates can progress to M.A. programs (e.g.. in Philosophy, Cognitive Studies, Cultural Studies); get a degree which equips them with a variety of tra ... +

The B.A. of Philosophy graduates can progress to M.A. programs (e.g.. in Philosophy, Cognitive Studies, Cultural Studies); get a degree which equips them with a variety of transferable skills that are highly attractive to employers. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
York St John University
York, United Kingdom

The questions ‘what does it mean to be human?’ and ‘what is justice?’ have inspired philosophers and influenced the development of religious and ethical thought throughout his ... +

The questions ‘what does it mean to be human?’ and ‘what is justice?’ have inspired philosophers and influenced the development of religious and ethical thought throughout history. This course will introduce you to some of the most important topics in religion, philosophy, and ethics and give you a full understanding of their historical and contemporary contexts. -
BA
Full-time
3 - 6 years
English
Campus
 
University of Kent, School of European Culture and Languages
Canterbury, United Kingdom

What is philosophy? Why is it important? Is it still relevant in today’s technology-based society? As a student of Philosophy at Kent, you develop the ability to reflect on th ... +

What is philosophy? Why is it important? Is it still relevant in today’s technology-based society? As a student of Philosophy at Kent, you develop the ability to reflect on the most fascinating abstract ideas and connect them to real-life situations. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Campus
 
Criswell College
Dallas, USA

Criswell’s Philosophy, Politics, & Economics (PPE) program lays a solid foundation for successfully engaging ideas – from the ancient to the contemporary – in the public s ... +

Criswell’s Philosophy, Politics, & Economics (PPE) program lays a solid foundation for successfully engaging ideas – from the ancient to the contemporary – in the public square and in the church. -
BA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
The Catholic University In Ružomberok
Ružomberok, Slovakia

The BA program in English and American Studies and Philosophy takes 3 years and it allows students to improve their English language, to get acquainted with the English and Am ... +

The BA program in English and American Studies and Philosophy takes 3 years and it allows students to improve their English language, to get acquainted with the English and American history, literature and culture, to learn philosophical terminology, to explore the most important philosophical schools and problems and to develop skills of critical thinking and analysis. Graduates may continue in their MA studies or find interesting positions requiring knowledge of the English language and critical and analytical approach. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English, Slovak
Campus
 
Maryvale Institute
Birmingham, United Kingdom

The BA in Philosophy and the Catholic Tradition allows students to encounter those outstanding figures in the history of philosophy who are also major figures in the history o ... +

The BA in Philosophy and the Catholic Tradition allows students to encounter those outstanding figures in the history of philosophy who are also major figures in the history of Catholic thought. The course also presents the Catholic tradition of philosophy to students as a living, dynamic reality, in critical and constructive dialogue with the other philosophical traditions at work in our contemporary culture. -
BA
Part-time
5 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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