In order to obtain the Degree of Bachelor of Philosophy in the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS) in Rome, the candidate must complete the following courses (see the details in the next chapters).
- The Fundamental Compulsory Courses, which includeHistory of Philosophy Courses (for a total of 24 credits/40 ECTS), Systematic Philosophy Courses (for a total of 43 credits/67 ECTS), and African Philosophy Courses (for a total of 6 credits/10 ECTS). The total number of ECTS is of 73 credits/117.
- Other Courses, that includes Complementary Compulsory Courses (for a total of 10 credits/16 ECTS), which are those courses of different kinds that are strictly required for a Pontifical Degree in Philosophy, PhilosophyCourses (for a total of 10 credits/16 ECTS), and Human Sciences Courses (for a total of 11 credits/17 ECTS). The total number of credits and of ECTS is respectively of 31 and 49.
- The Final Examination includes the Long Essay Defence(5 credits/8 ECTS) and Bachelor Examination (4 credits/6 ECTS) for a total of 9 credits/14 ECTS.
The following courses included in the curriculum of the Institute are compulsory in order to be granted the Degree of Bachelor of Philosophy from UPS, though they are not strictly necessary for it according to the Holy See and will not enter the final grade evaluation.