What will I learn?

Philosophy is the search for reasoned answers to certain fundamental questions about the nature of the universe and the place of humans in it, questions that science seems unable to answer. To do philosophy is to construct and evaluate the best arguments for and against the various answers to the questions that philosophy seeks to answer. The Bachelor of Arts is broader in scope than the Bachelor of Science, and is the better choice for most students. The practical value of studying philosophy lies in the intellectual training that it provides. Successful study of philosophy requires, and helps develop, several intellectual abilities: the ability to grasp the big picture as well as fine details; the ability to think, speak, and write about highly abstract and conceptually demanding questions; the ability to identify key assumptions made in arguments; the ability to make relevant conceptual distinctions; and the ability to assess the pros and cons of proposed solutions. These abilities are highly prized in a wide variety of careers, and philosophy majors go on to successful careers in a wide range of fields, including law, medicine, and business.


You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major:

  • Desktop Publishers
  • Directors, Religious Activities and Education
  • Lawyers
  • Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  • Technical Writers

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$24,812.00 per year
The tuition fee is based on 12 credit units each fall and spring semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 January 2022, 22 August 2022


College of Arts and Science

317 Lowry Hall,



65211, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must complete High School Coursework with 13 units (one unit = one year in class) with the following core coursework: Mathematics - Four units (algebra or higher), Science - Three units, Social Studies - Three units, Languages - Two units, Fine Arts - One unit.

Students must meet one of the following requirements:

  • GPA of 2.5 or higher on a U.S. 4.0 scale
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher on a U.S. 5.0 scale
  • Average grades of 80 or higher on a 100-point scale
  • Average grades of 8 or higher on a 10-point scale
  • IGCSE scores of C or higher in five or more subjects AND three A-level certificates with a C or higher

English Language Requirement:


Written test: 550 overall score no section score below 52
Online test: 79 overall score no section score below a 17


6.5 overall score no section score below a 6.0

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


About University of Missouri

The University of Missouri is a well-renowned American institution based on a beautiful 1,262-acre site.

  • Outstanding facilities across beautiful campus
  • Dedicated international center
  • Nationally recognized online courses
  • Diverse and active student body