Our Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy degree benefits students by helping them to develop their comprehension, analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and effective communications skills. The program encourages the exchange of knowledge and openness to developing new ideas. The curriculum closely examines the key influential thinkers and theoretical movements in Eastern and Western Culture including myth, ritual, and issues of ethics and morality. From Socrates to Nietzsche, Confucius to Aquinas, this undergraduate philosophy degree strives to uncover and teach the wisdom of intellectual thought, behavior, and ethical reasoning.
Many of the skills acquired through this online degree can be applied to a broad array of professional and academic pursuits. It also serves as an interdisciplinary study for students contemplating advanced degrees in other majors or who want to enhance their critical thinking skills in preparation for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Graduate Record Exam (GRE), and the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Students interact with an engaging faculty that draws from a diverse pool of scholar-practitioners from a variety of professions. Through research and thoughtful discourse, students are challenged to think critically and objectively, and to write and present compelling arguments and solutions to unique philosophical dilemmas.
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|2011-2012 Program Completion Rate|
|Normal time to completion for full-time student||4 years|
|Graduates who completed in this time1||88%|
|Tuition & Fees as of January 1, 2013||Median Loan Debt of 2011-2012 Graduates|
(before any awarded transfer credit)
|Technology fee2||$50||Private educational loans||$0|
|Transfer Credit Evaluation fee3 |
|$50||Institution financing plan||$0|
|Books and supplies4||$0|
|On-campus room and board||Not applicable|
1 Data may be “not available” if the program has no graduates during reporting period or if it has not been in existence the normal time for completion. If 0%, then graduates in the reporting period took longer than the average time, usually because they were part-time students. 91% of our students are working adults and do not take a full-time course load.
2 A $50 Technology Fee will be charged for all future undergraduate and graduate level course registrations, including audited courses. The fee is not applicable for Comprehensive Exam courses. An APUS grant will cover the fee for Active Duty Military, Reservists, National Guard, Vocational Rehabilitation (VOCA), VA and VA Chapter 33 students, and anyone using military tuition assistance (TA).
3 Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee waived for all United States Active Duty Military, Guard, and Reserve personnel.
4 The undergraduate book grant provides textbooks, e-books, and other course materials at no cost to students for courses being taken for academic credit. Students must obtain their own software when required for a course or program.
5 This figure does not include PLUS loans or TEACH grants converted to Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans.
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