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Students studying Philosophy benefit from two main aspects of the study: (1) The interdisciplinary nature of studying Philosophy, and (2) the rigorous and detailed way in which Philosophy of studied.
In order to study philosophy in a deep and meaningful way one must be familiar with other areas of study ranging from mathematics and physics to political science and sociology. To take part in these studies is to be engaged with many different problems which must be handled carefully and precisely.
This is extremely effective at training one's critical thinking, evaluating, and reasoning skills and the fact that Philosophy majors typically rank highly in tests involving these skills is testament to this. For instance, from a study compiling results from the class of 2008-2009's LSAT scores, Philosophy majors were 3rd in rank overall and ranked 2nd when accounting for number of students taking the test. From another source involving compiled data from GRE scores, Philosophy majors ranked highest in the Verbal and Analytical Writing Sections while still ranking highly in the Quantitative section of the test.
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The Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy is a liberal arts degree available through the College of Arts and Sciences at Fort Hays State University. The Philosophy major is a thirty hour degree program that provides key learning outcomes which can be integrated into other academic programs such as critical thinking, evaluating values, and interdisciplinary investigation. Students in the philosophy program are trained by core faculty to fearlessly pursue questions wherever they may lead.
REQUIRED COURSES: 30 Hours Total
In the process of completing the 30 required credits, virtual college philosophy majors will earn two certificates; Certificate in General Philosophy and the Certificate in Moral and Political Philosophy.
To get started on obtaining your online Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, follow the link on the right and visit FHSU's Virtual College Page.
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