Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at the USI (BAF)


    The Bachelor in Philosophy is a three-year degree that offers a complete and balanced education in all areas and traditions of philosophy, with a wide choice of courses ranging from the history of ancient to contemporary philosophy, from theoretical to practical philosophy, from continental to analytic philosophy. The Bachelor is in Italian.

    The Bachelor in Philosophy is characterized in particular by the continuous interaction between professors and students, thanks to small class sizes, and by the international prestige of its teaching staff, which comes from some of the best universities. In addition to the classic path in philosophy, four interdisciplinary paths are offered (philosophy and literature, philosophy and theology, philosophy and communication, philosophy and economics). This allows you to maximize professional opportunities by continuing your studies in other areas as well.

    To obtain the Bachelor in Philosophy it is necessary to achieve 180 ECTS obtainable in a period of at least 3 years of study. The program is offered by the Institute of Philosophical Studies (ISFI), Faculty of Theology of Lugano (affiliated with USI).


    BAF: Why?

    On their webpage, the USI gives the following reasons to pursue a BA in philosophy (at the USI):

    "To learn how to think and not just what to think. Indeed, studying philosophy is fundamental to developing critical and analytical thinking skills. 

    The quality of teaching is guaranteed by the presence of highly prestigious international professors, among the world's leading experts in their field.

    Interaction between students and lecturers has always been a hallmark of the Bachelor in Philosophy. The students are carefully supervised and stimulated by the professors.

    In addition to hosting lecturers from top European universities, the Bachelor's program offers philosophy courses in English taught by native speakers. In addition, students have the opportunity to improve their English through language courses, acquire English language certifications, and try their hand at writing papers and even the final dissertation in English."

    The Bachelor's degree in Philosophy is designed around the future of its students, who are supported in their studies and exit orientation through constant tutoring. The Bachelor prepares for further studies in the best Masters in Philosophy thanks to its focus on research.


    Take a look at the BAF Program 2024/2025:


    More information can be found here.