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Earn Your BA in Philosophy Online

What makes an action right or wrong? What is knowledge? How should we behave? For centuries, these are among the questions that have both fascinated and perplexed humans, particularly those engaged in the study of philosophy. American Public University (APU) offers an online bachelor of philosophy that approaches the discipline from both an historical and a contemporary perspective, enabling you to apply your learnings toward real-world fields of endeavor.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

A Strong Foundation

APU’s philosophy degree closely examines the influential thinkers and theoretical movements in Eastern and Western culture, including issues related to ethics and morality. This program encourages the exchange of knowledge and helps you develop an openness to new ideas.

Focused Learning

A large number of general electives allow you to customize your studies to align with your personal or professional goals. To provide further focus, you will choose from a variety of concentration options.

Practical Application

APU’s philosophy program is designed to enhance your critical thinking, analytical reasoning, communication, and problem-solving skills. This degree is often chosen by those preparing for the Law School Admission Test, Graduate Record Exam, or Graduate Management Admission Test.

Enriched Experience

Extensive resources will be at your fingertips through APU’s online library, available 24/7, including thousands of books, articles, media sources, research guides, and databases. Librarian assistance is available seven days a week.

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