The BA in Philosophyis a 33-credit first major designed to give students a solid background in Western Philosophy and the fields of ethics and logic.
AT THE HEART OF PHILOSOPHY are a number of fundamental questions: What can we know? What should we believe? How should we live?
The study of philosophy teaches students to inquire in a systematic way into fundamental questions about our lives and our relationships to others, society, and the world. It helps students pull their studies together into a unified project and to think about broader perspectives and implications, which are often lost sight of in specialized study. In particular, the study of philosophy helps students to develop the critical thinking skills and dispositions essential to any academic pursuit and intelligent living.
The Philosophy Department at Slippery Rock University has a long tradition of excellence in teaching and scholarship with faculty who specialize in a range of areas including: Existentialism, Ethics, Continental Philosophy, Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, the History of Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, the Philosophy of Religion, French Philosophy, and Asian Philosophy.Our department fosters excellence in our students and offers a wide range of courses and different tracks designed to prepare you for a chosen career or to complement another major. We invite you to browse our website, or better, to stop in to talk to us and to meet some of our students.
B.A. in Philosophy - Credits: 33
Core Requirements - Credits: 21
Philosophy Electives - Credits: 12
At least 3 credits must be at the 300 level or higher
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.
Slippery Rock University has a strong commitment to student success, and we thoroughly research the academic background of the students who tend to succeed at SRU. We use this information to establish admission guidelines for first year students (new freshmen). We are seeking students who have attained at least a 3.0 GPA at the time of admission, have demonstrated proficiency in college preparatory coursework, and who have average to above average scores on the SAT or ACT.
We will accept either test and use the best scores available. Offers of admission for new freshmen from high school may be made as soon as August following their junior year in high school. High school admitted students are required to submit proof of high school graduation in the form of Official Transcripts upon high school graduation.
In order to apply for admission, the following credentials are required:
Official High School Transcripts, including a 12th Grade class schedule if applicable
SAT or ACT Scores
$30.00 application fee
WAIT LIST: Applicants who do not meet the admission guidelines are still encouraged to apply for admission if they are close to our admission guidelines. Such applicants may be placed on a wait list for admission consideration. Students who are placed on a wait list need to understand it is not the same as being denied admission. Wait list status simply means that an applicant's credentials may require a closer review beyond just the quantitative numbers. Offers of admission will be made to wait listed applicants on regular intervals.
Wait listed applicants should strive to improve their grades and/or test scores and re-submit them to the Office of Admissions as soon as is practical after the next marking period or re-test. Periodic review of the wait list will likely begin in November and offers of admission made on a rolling basis. Our goal is to have most of the wait list offers of admission made in March or April. A final round of wait list offers may be made in mid-May on a space available basis. We encourage students to submit additional information if it improves the academic record.
No work experience is required.
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Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.
The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Slippery Rock University.