Online Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

An online philosophy degree can improve your ability to think clearly and critically through the study of theories from around the world. You can also enhance your communication skills. Learning how to carefully read and interpret complex texts is another key advantage. By cultivating such applicable talents, you can pursue a variety of professional paths.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 03/11/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 39

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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Why study philosophy?

An online philosophy degree can build broadly useful talents, such as effective communication and leadership skills. Philosophical thought emphasizes logic and reason. It attempts to answer fundamental questions about the human condition and the natural world. As a student, you’ll focus on philosophical works and the abilities needed to analyze and discuss them, which have applications in both personal and professional life.

What skills will I earn with a philosophy degree?

 

You can expect to build interpersonal and cognitive skills in your program, including:

  • Argument structure and interpretation.
  • Effective and structured communication.
  • Logic and reasoning.
  • Situation analysis.
  • The ability to summarize complex material.

The topics covered in various branches of philosophy are also valuable in developing key abilities. Studying logical fallacies can help you identify flaws in your own and other’s arguments. Coursework in ethics can assist in understanding the reasoning behind laws and policies.

Is it realistic to pursue a minor or second major during my online philosophy degree?

 

This bachelor’s in philosophy program connects well with minors and double majors in many disciplines. You can focus on a specific career path while building broadly applicable abilities in degree programs and topic areas, such as:

Will my philosophy degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Online philosophy degree courses

The bachelor’s in philosophy curriculum empowers critical thought and analysis. It covers topics like metaphysics, epistemology and ethics. Electives build connections between philosophy and other areas of inquiry.


PHI 332: Metaphysics (HUAD OR HU)


PHI 334: Philosophy of Mind (HUAD OR HU)


PHI 335: History of Ethics (HU)


PHI 338: Metaethics


PHI 336: Social and Political Philosophy (HU)


PHI 337: Ethical Theory (HU)


PHI 330: Theory of Knowledge (HUAD OR HU)


PHI 314: Philosophy of Science (HUAD OR HU)


What can I do with an online philosophy degree?

Any careers that emphasize analytical, communication or reasoning abilities are potential paths for philosophy degree graduates. Business, finance and education are just a few examples. Pursuing a minor or second major can help you access a particular industry or career. Career examples include, but are not limited to:

Business Intelligence Analyst


Growth: 35.2 %
Salary: $103,500

Detective Sergeant


Growth: 1.5 %
Salary: $86,280

Editor


Growth: -4.0 %
Salary: $73,080

Intelligence Officer


Growth: 1.5 %
Salary: $86,280

Judge


Growth: 2.2 %
Salary: $151,030

Lawyer


Growth: 7.5 %
Salary: $135,740

Mediator


Growth: 5.0 %
Salary: $64,030

Military Officer


Growth: %
Salary: $0

Politician


Growth: 3.4 %
Salary: $48,090

Leaders in critical thought, analysis and contextualization

Faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Leaders in critical thought, analysis and contextualization

Faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Online philosophy degree admission requirements

I am a future

You’re considered a first-year student for application purposes if you’ve never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours.

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Competency requirements

Additional admission requirements

High school equivalency

Homeschool

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

A college that supports philosophical thought and reasoning

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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