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Philosophy

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What is Philosophy?

Philosophy is the oldest, broadest, and most fundamental body of inquiry. In this major, you’ll ask investigative questions to better understand yourself, others, and more. You’ll explore the range of knowledge and experience, ethical issues, and value in society. This theoretical discipline emphasizes both deductive reasoning and rational argumentation. With this degree, you’ll learn powerful critical and independent thinking skills. You'll also enhance your verbal and written communication.

Career Options

  • Academia
  • Business
  • Diplomacy
  • Government
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Public policy
  • Technology
  • Television

Post-Graduation Success1

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Sample employer destinations: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Toyota, Con-way

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Arizona, Parkland College

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

28 - 32 ACT Score

1270 - 1480 SAT Score

3.30 - 3.84 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,036
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $31,390

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $29,178
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $48,872

International

  • Tuition: $31,552
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $51,246
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