¿Qué aprenderé?

Philosophy examines fundamental and perennial questions: What is the nature of reality? What is knowledge and how is it acquired? What is moral behavior? What is the basis for aesthetic judgments? The Department of Philosophy acquaints students with the variety of viewpoints found in historical and current philosophical literature. Philosophy also examines the concepts, theories, methodologies, and moral issues of the natural sciences, social sciences, arts, and professional areas. The sciences and social sciences developed from the study of branches of philosophy, especially logic, epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and natural philosophy. For instance, the field of psychology grew from epistemology. As the founding discipline, philosophy clarifies other fields. The department offers a course on the philosophy of science, for example. While philosophy's greatest value may be in the uplifting satisfaction gained through greater understanding, philosophy is also a practical area of study.

Philosophy and Other Fields: Recommended for students planning careers in medicine, cognitive science, the arts, and for other students interested in acquiring a knowledge of philosophy that also contributes to the understanding of another field. The department Chair, with the approval of the chair of the department's curriculum committee, may allow substitutions for one or more course requirements, consistent with the educational goals of our program.

Students must satisfy A, B, and C below.

A. One course from each of the following groups, (1), (2), (3), and (4): (1) Philosophy 3111 or 3121. (2) Philosophy 3203 or 3204 or 3210 or 3232. (3) Philosophy 3320 or 3501 or 3704. (4) Philosophy 3401 or 3410 or 3420.

B. Three courses: One course from each of the following groups, (1), (2), and (3) below. The course chosen from each group may not be used to satisfy any of the above Option III-A requirements or any other Option III-B requirement. (1) One course chosen from Philosophy 3215 through 3239 or 3320 through 3331 or 3401 through 3429 or 3501 through 3799 or 3130 or 3805. (2) One course chosen from Philosophy 3101 through 3199 or 3620 through 3629 or 3502 or 3703. (3) One course chosen from Philosophy 3301 through 3317 or 3422 or 3520 or 3720 or 3805.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (120 horas de crédito)

Costos de estudio
USD $620 per credit
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Agosto 2022


School of Humanities and Social Sciences

3238 Boylan Hall,


New York,

11210, United States

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Freshman applicants are students that never attended any post-secondary institution after graduating from secondary school. Secondary School Academic Average: 88.5, Mean SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math): 26 + 530; ACT: 26. English language requirements: Internet-Based TOEFL: 61, Paper-Based TOEFL: 500, IELTS Academic Level: 6, Pearson Academic: 44.

Para estudiantes internacionales

Students must have graduated from secondary school.

Brooklyn College accepts TOEFL (Internet based): 61; Paper-based TOEFL: 500; IELTS Academic Level: 6; Pearson Academic: 44.

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.