What will I learn?

Philosophy is the oldest, broadest, and most fundamental form of inquiry. Some philosophical questions have to do with the understanding of we and whatever else there may be. Others concern the nature of different forms of knowledge and experience. And others have to do with ethical issues and problems of value. The study of philosophy is one of the most important elements in a good liberal education. Philosophical training is also very useful in that it improves one's ability to think clearly and to construct, analyze, and criticize arguments of any kind.

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers three formal paths of study for undergraduates: a major, a major with distinction, and a minor. A wide variety of classes, several of which satisfy general education requirements, are offered within our department.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 hours)

Tuition fees
US$30,594.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August, December 2022

Venue

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

2090 Lincoln Hall,

702 South Wright Street,

URBANA,

Illinois,

61801, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should complete their high school courses strong grades in these courses. English: 4 years required; Math: 3 or 3.5 years required, 4 years recommended; Social sciences: 2 years required, 4 years recommended; Lab sciences: 2 years required, 4 years recommended; Language other than English: 2 years required, 4 years recommended; Flexible academic units: 2 years required, 4+ years recommended. English language Requirements: International undergraduate students whose total TOEFL scores are 102 (TOEFL iBT) or below (*total IELTS score of 7.0 or below) are required to take the EPT. To be exempt from EPT, students must score either on TOEFL iBT: total 103 or above, and 25 or above on both speaking & writing; or on IELTS: 7.5 or above total, and 7 or above on both speaking and writing.

For international students

Students should complete their high school courses and grades

GPA: 3.50-3.93

TOEFL scores are 103-111

Along with the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Testing System (IELTS) can also be used to show English proficiency. The typical scores for admission are a total of 7.5 to 8, with a score of at least 6 on all 4 modules.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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