Who are we, and why are we here? What is the nature of knowledge, truth, and justice? Explore these and other enduring questions that form the basis of our shared humanity while sharpening your critical thinking and analytical skills in the process.
This major is ideal for students who seek to understand the world around them at its deepest level. They’ll learn to address fundamental questions about knowledge, goodness, and the nature of human experience in a clear, systematic fashion. With a curriculum anchored in the great works of antiquity and the Enlightenment, this program introduces students to the major fields of philosophical inquiry, including political philosophy, the philosophy of religion, and the philosophy of science.
Ethics (ADPL 1500)
Logic (ADPL 1252)
History of Philosophy I: Ancient/Medieval (ADPL XXXX)
History of Philosophy II: Modern Contemporary (ADPL XXXX)
Philosophy and the Arts (ADPL 1498 and ADPL 1275)
Philosophy of Religion (ADPL XXXX)
Philosophy of Science (ADPL 3500)
Philosophy of Human Experience (ADPL 2500)
Social and Political Philosophy (ADPL XXXX)
Philosophy of Love and Sexuality (ADPL 1483)
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Please submit two essays by responding to two of the topics listed below. The essays should be typewritten, double-spaced, and each essay should be limited to 500 – 750 words in length. The essays are important to the Admissions Committee as they allow the committee to assess your personal goals, your reasons for choosing the program to which you are applying, your commitment to your educational goals, and your writing ability. The essays must be uploaded as part of your on-line application.
Application fee: $45
Letters must be sent directly from recommender either through online application portal or directly to Woods College. We will not accept letters that are not in a sealed envelope mailed directly from recommender or emailed directly from recommender.
For all international students and non-native English speakers, interviews are conducted as part of the application process.
The purpose of the interview is for the admission committee to gain a better sense of an applicant and how the program fits his or her academic and vocational needs. Additionally, the interview provides the committee an opportunity to assess a student’s specific information and to address the unique needs one may have in transitioning to Boston College. The interview will last no more than 15 minutes. Interviews will only be scheduled once an application has been submitted.
All students who have, or are currently attending, an institution outside of the United States must provide a detailed, course-by-course transcript evaluation indicating the following:
For BA applicants: conferral of a secondary school degree that is equivalent to a U.S. high school’s degree from an accredited institution.
For MS applicants: conferral of an undergraduate degree that is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
This evaluation is not just an English translation, but a document provided by an accredited evaluating agency that shows all grades, course titles, credit hours, United States degree equivalency, grade-point average (GPA), and date of degree conferral.
This detailed, course-by-course transcript evaluation must be submitted to complete the application.
Please request a detailed, course-by-course transcript evaluation for all international institutions where a degree was conferred from one of the following agencies:
Educational Credential Evaluators
Center for Educational Documentation
World Education Services Inc.