Online B.A. in Philosophy   

A student of Philosophy develops the ability to read critically, to reason well both orally and through analytical writing, and to ask relevant and interesting questions. While the development of these skills may be personally beneficial in enhancing one's self-understanding, they translate into specific skills that are vital to success in many professions. In addition, Philosophy majors have high rates of success in pursuing educational goals beyond a bachelor’s degree. If your ultimate educational goal is an M.A., M.B.A., J.D., M.D., or Ph.D., then majoring in Philosophy will help you get admitted to those programs.

The University of New Orleans offers an online option for Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy for students who have already completed some or most of their non-liberal arts degree requirements and require only a year or two of full-time study to complete the B.A. program. To be admitted to the program, an applicant must meet the minimum requirements for admission to UNO (see Admissions).  Beyond what UNO requires for admission, this program does not require a minimum number of credit hours, prerequisites, or a specific GPA. What is required are access to the Internet, compliance with UNO's Technology & Software Requirements for distance learning courses and the discipline, dedication, and desire necessary to complete a degree online.

All of UNO’s online Philosophy courses are created by the department's full-time faculty -- the very individuals who teach the face-to-face courses on campus. Online courses are delivered via Moodle, which is UNO’s course management software, and iTunes U, a free educational service of the iTunes Store. Lectures are audio podcasts synced with slides of text. Using iTunes on a computer, students watch lectures like a movie. The iTunes U app offers students maximum flexibility when it comes to accessing and completing course content.

Department of Philosophy

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Selected Courses

  • Introduction to Logic
  • Ethics
  • History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
  • History of Modern Philosophy