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BA in Philosophy

Estados Unidos

¿Qué aprenderé?

As a Philosophy major at Sacred Heart, you will gain the ability to clarify and solve problems in any professional field, and probe into deeper questions about the human person, existence, God, and the lived human experience.

Why Earn Your BA in Philosophy at Sacred Heart?

The Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy at Sacred Heart provides you with the place and the tools to reflect on many of the profound questions that humanity has asked and pursued over the centuries. A rigorous curriculum covers the major branches of philosophy including logic, epistemology, ethics, anthropology, and metaphysics, among others. A broad range of elective courses cover topics on historical movements, great philosophical figures of the past and present, perennial philosophical themes, and contemporary issues.

The Philosophy major is a 30-credit program that can easily combine with a second major and with any minor or concentration.

In the Philosophy program, you will also:

  • Benefit from small class sizes taught by accomplished full-time faculty who have degrees from top philosophy programs, are active in the field, and are highly accessible to students
  • Enhance your logical and critical thinking skills
  • Develop original philosophical reasoning and critique
  • Be able to explain and critically engage with influential theories of ethics, knowledge, metaphysics, and social and political philosophy
  • Advance your written communication skills, using original research and argumentation
  • Demonstrate oral communication skills in conversation and presentation on philosophy-related topics
  • Have the opportunity to complete an internship, participate in research opportunities, and serve as a teaching assistant and/or tutor
  • Complete a senior capstone project
  • Be eligible to join Delta Epsilon Sigma, a national scholastic honor society
  • Have the opportunity to study abroad

Launch your career or further your study

After graduation, many Philosophy majors:

  • Go on to law school or medical school
  • Continue their graduate studies in philosophy
  • Pursue a career in law, medicine, government or business

Our SHU graduates have pursued graduate studies at:

  • Sacred Heart University
  • Fordham University
  • Catholic University of America
  • Villanova University

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

College of Arts and Sciences

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (4 )

Costos de estudio
US$46.600,00 por año
Fecha de inicio

28 Agosto 2023


College of Arts and Sciences

5151 Park Avenue,



06825, United States

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

International students are eligible to apply to the undergraduate program for full-time study at Sacred Heart University if they have completed the equivalent of a United States secondary-school education (approximately twelve years of formal education) and have the appropriate diploma or satisfactory results on leaving examinations.

Para estudiantes internacionales

Students must have completed the equivalent of a United States secondary-school education (approximately twelve years of formal education) and have the appropriate diploma or satisfactory results on leaving examinations.

For all non-native English speakers, an official English language proficiency examination is required. The following examinations and minimum scores are accepted:

  • TOEFL 80+
  • TOEFL iBT Home Edition: 80
  • TOEFL Essentials: 8.5
  • Academic IELTS 6.5
  • Duolingo 110

Other Acceptable Exam Scores

  • PTE: 62
  • iTEP: 5
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced: 180
  • Completion of ELS 112
  • Completion of EF Level C1
  • Completion of Talk Level 7
  • EIKEN: pre-1
  • GTEC: 1200
  • PTE: 62
  • SHU ESL Program: Score of 90 on exit ESL exam AND successful completion of Level 5 or 6
  • VEPT 5.5

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


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