B.A. in Philosophy
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
The Philosophy degree at Kennesaw State University is a humanities degree path that will challenge you to examine questions with no definitive answers. As you become familiar with notable thinkers and diverse worldviews, you’ll learn to think critically, identify and evaluate arguments and engage in ethical reasoning.
KSU's BA in Philosophy includes ethics and western, non-western, and social and political philosophy. Our courses provide an in-depth study of western and non-western philosophies to help students better understand and appreciate human experience across time and cultures and to work more productively in a global context.
Learn Critical Thinking and Analytical Skills
You’ll learn about big philosophical questions and know how different cultures have addressed these questions. You will learn to analyze situations and arguments, and logically assess issues and problems. These skills will prepare you to solve complex challenges creatively.
Pathway to an Advanced Degree
Per the Law School Admissions Council, philosophy majors applying to law school had the seventh-highest LSAT scores, and their average acceptance rate was 86%. According to the American Philosophical Association, philosophy majors consistently perform best or near best on graduate school admission exams, compared to other majors.
The program of study in philosophy offers a Bachelor of Arts degree. All majors take several general requirements, including a foreign language through FL 2002 and a three-hour senior seminar. Our courses provide an in-depth study of western and non-western philosophies to help students better understand and appreciate human experience across time and cultures, and to work more productively in a global context. Philosophy majors are expected to demonstrate:
- General knowledge of philosophical traditions and their social and historical contexts;
- Knowledge of varied philosophical questions, problems, and issues; relevant social and historical contexts; and various methodological approaches to them;
- Ability to conduct philosophical research;
- Ability to read and think critically; and
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
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For more information on specific classes, see our Philosophy degree information in the KSU Undergraduate Catalog.
Wondering what you can do with a Philosophy degree? Check out these websites:Philosophy Majors After College
Further your Philosophy degree and explore the Double Owl program.
Interested in pursuing a Master's degree at KSU? Consider one of the Double Owl pathways matched with your philosophy degree to complete your education faster.