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Benefits of a Philosophy DegreeThe study of philosophy is extremely effective at training one's critical thinking, evaluation, and reasoning skills. The fact that Philosophy majors typically rank highly in tests involving these skills is testament to this. A study compiling results from the class of 2008-2009's LSAT scores showed that Philosophy majors were 3rd in rank overall and ranked 2nd when accounting for number of students taking the test. Compiled data from GRE (Graduate Record Exam) scores showed that Philosophy majors ranked highest in the Verbal and Analytical Writing Sections and ranked highly in the Quantitative section of the exam.For more information on the benefits of studying Philosophy and for information regarding possible careers, please visit our Careers page.Requirements of the DegreeThe Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy is a 30-credit hour liberal arts major available through the College of Arts and Sciences at Fort Hays State University. The program provides key learning outcomes which can be integrated into other academic programs such as critical thinking, evaluation values, and interdisciplinary investigation.
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.
Detailed Degree Requirements*Free Electives Not IncludedContact Information Dr. Gene Rice
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