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Philosophy

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What is Philosophy?

Philosophy is the oldest, broadest, and most fundamental body of inquiry. As a Philosophy major, you’ll learn about harnessing investigative questions to understand yourself, others, and more. You’ll explore the range of knowledge and experience, ethical issues, and value in society. By studying a theoretical discipline that emphasizes both deductive reasoning and rational argumentation, you’ll gain powerful critical and independent thinking skills, as well as the ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in your writing.

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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