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BA in Philosophy

Shorelight - Adelphi University, United States

ba-in-philosophy

Next enrollment cycle

December 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 41,600

Course Accredited By

ACS

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
Philosophy is an excellent foundation for a career in law and other professions that value critical thinking, clear communication and problem solving, including public service, education, consulting, advocacy, nonprofits, publishing, counseling, and business.
  • Receive personal attention in small classes from distinguished faculty who are deeply invested in your success.
  • Engage in thought-provoking debates about pressing social and global issues while you gain insight into diverse philosophical traditions.
  • Graduate with the creative and critical thinking skills that are prized by employers across many industries.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2022
  • April 2023
  • July 2023

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8 

English Requirements Certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required 

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4 

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted) 

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22) 

Uganda 

  • Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements Certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

Tanzania

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

(BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)

  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

United Kingdom

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE
  • Bachelor’s degree (Pass or Honours earned after 3 or 4 years); Bachelor of (Architecture, Dental Surgery, Medicine); Master of Pharmacy (I and II); BTEC Level 7 Diploma in Technology or Technological Engineering or Arts and Design
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 55

English Requirements Certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

 

Philosophy, B.A.
NY State Program Code: 04137
HEGIS Code: 1509.00
CIP Code: 38.0101

(31 credits)

General Education Requirements

  • All students must satisfy the University’s General Education requirements and foreign language requirements, in addition to the requirements for the major in philosophy.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Philosophy
Required GPA: 2.0
Credits Required for Major: 31
Credits Required to Graduate: 120 

  • PHI (0154) 110 - Introduction To Philosophy Credits: 3.00hrs
    PHI (0154) 212 - Ethics And Morality Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 311 - History of Philosophy I: Ancient Philosophy Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 312 - The History of Philosophy II: Early Modern Philosophy Credits: 3.00
  • PHI (0154) 313 - History of Philosophy III: Philosophy of the Enlightenment Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 314 - The History of Philosophy IV: The 19th Century Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 315 - The History of Philosophy V: The 20th Century Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 395 - Indep St Philosophical Writing Credits: 1.00 hrs

Philosophy Electives Credits: 12.00 (See list below)

  • Senior Projects for Majors (PHI 498/499)
  • Though not required, this two semester research project is highly recommended, especially for those expecting to do graduate work in philosophy; no student will be awarded honors in philosophy without completing it.
  • PHI (0154) 498 - Senior Projects For Majors in Philosophy Credits: 2.00 to 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 499 - Senior Projects For Majors in Philosophy Credits: 3.00 hrs

Philosophy Electives

  • Philosophy Electives must be selected in consultation with the adviser.
  • PHI (0154) 105 - Critical Thinking Skills: The Analysis of Arguments in Everyday Thought Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 113 - Introduction to Philosophy, Politics & Economics Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 221 - Philosophy of The Arts Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 230 - Ethics for Health Care Professionals Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 232 - Computer & Information Ethics Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 250 - Eastern Philosophy Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 255 - Meditation and Philosophy East and West Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 270 - Philosophy of Sex and Gender Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 272 - Philosophy of Race and Multiculturalism Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 280 - Deductive Logic Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 284 - Philosophy of Science Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 292 - Philosophy of Peace and War Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 294 - Global Justice Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 300 - Global Philosophy Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 322 - American Philosophy Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 330 - Existentialism and European Thought Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 331 - Analytic Philosophy and Pragmatism Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 350 - Philosophy of Law Credits: 3.00
  • PHI (0154) 352 - Contemporary Theories of Justice Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 354 - Philosophy of History Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 360 - Philosophy of Religion Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 368 - Philosophical Psychology Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 380 - Bioethics Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 382 - Environmental Ethics & Justice Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 390 - Special Topics Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 406 - Recent Political and Cultural Philosophy Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 471 - Topical Investigation Seminar Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 490 - Independent Study Credits: 1.00 to 3.00 hrs
  • PHI (0154) 491 - Directed Readings Credits: 1.00 to 6.00 hrs
  • Academic Accelerator Cost per Semester
  •  Fall 2021 $21,104.7 
  • Spring 2022 $21,104.7 
  • Summer 2022 $21,104.7 
  • Housing Option Description Cost Per Semester 
  • Option A: On Campus Double (with AC)
  • Option A offers on-campus dorm room shared between two undergraduate students and a common bathroom in hallway. 
  • Fall 2021 $6,295 
  • Spring 2022 $6,295 
  • Summer 2022 $5,531
  •  Option B: On Campus Large Triple (with AC) 
  • Option B offers an on-campus suite-style room shared among three undergraduate students. Shared bathroom is en suite. 
  • Fall 2021 $6,710 
  • Spring 2022 $6,710
  •  Summer 2022 $5,531
  •  Option C: On Campus Regular Triple (with AC) 
  • Option C offers an on-campus dorm room shared among three undergraduate students, with an ensuite bathroom. 
  • Fall 2021 $6,490 
  • Spring 2022 $6,490 
  • Summer 2022 $5,531
  •  Option D: On Campus Double (No AC) 
  • Option D offers an on-campus dorm room shared between two undergraduate students, with a common bathroom in the hallway.
  •  Fall 2021 $5,705 Spring 2022 $5,705 Summer 2022 $5,531 Option E: On Campus Converted Triple (No AC) Option E offers an on-campus dorm room shared among three undergraduate students, with a common bathroom in the hallway. 
  • Fall 2021 $4,725 
  • Spring 2022 $4,725 
  • Summer 2022 $5,772 
  • Meal Plan Details Cost Per Semester Panther Lifestyle Plan 200 meals per semester (~12 meals per week) at "all you can eat" dining hall, plus $200 Panther Dollars at food trucks, markets, cafés, and more. Includes free Sunday brunch in Post Hall.
  •  Fall 2021 $2,365 
  • Spring 2022 $2,365 
  • Summer 2022 $700

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