Bachelor of Philosophy (BA)

Bachelor of Philosophy (BA)

School of Social and Human Studies

The Bachelor of American History (BA) program objective is to provide students with a rich and complex understanding of U.S. history, society and cultures of the past and present; focusing on literature, social science or history. The degree prepares students for opportunities in business, politics, law, education, government, journalism and other related careers. The Bachelor of American History (BA) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience (CSUNY) staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Bachelor of American History (BA) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor.

It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of (CSUNY)’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as (CSUNY) programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at (CSUNY)? (Course and Curriculum)

Core Courses and Topics in Philosophy:

Formal Reasoning
History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
History of Modern Philosophy
Moral Problems
Fundamental of Ethics
Environmental Ethics
Philosopher in Depth
Philosophy of Law
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Religion
Biomedical Ethics
Science and Society


Orientation Courses:

What we do

Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
Organization Theory (Portfolio)
Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
Seminar Administrative Development (Book Summary)
Seminar Cultural Development (Practical Experience)
Seminar International Development (Publications)

Research Project in Philosophy:

What we do

Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5,000 words)
Publication: Each Bachelor of Philosophy graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Career Center Bachelor of Philosophy

Job Description Bachelors in Philosophy
The Bachelor of Arts with concentration in Philosophy is for people who wish to acquire a good philosophical culture and understand concepts and structures of thought that will help them in their career, whatever their field of expertise.

Skills Obtained

What we do

Critical and Analytical skills
Interpretative Skills
Listening Skills

Professional Associations

American Catholic Philosophical Organization (ACPO)
Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL)
International Association for Philosophy of Law & Social Philosophy (IAPLSP)
Philosophy of Science Association (PSA)

Resources and Tools

Bioethics on the Web
British Journal for the History of Philosophy
Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Web Resources on Major Philosophers

Marquis de Condorcet
Ereignis: The Heidegger Home Page
Edmund Husserl
William James
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Charles S. Peirce
Walker Percy
Karl Popper Web
Baruch Spinoza
Studia Spinoziana