Philosophy B.A.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
PHIL   2010Introduction to Philosophy (If not taken in the Core Curriculum)3
PHIL   2020Critical Thinking (If not taking PHIL   4233 Symbolic Logic as a Major Requirement)3
PHIL   2030Introduction to Ethics (If not taken in the Core Curriculum)3
Select an additional 9-18 credit hours from 1000-2000 level courses such as:9-18
FORL 2001
FORL 2002
World Religions
Introduction to Religious Studies
Major Requirements (27 credit hours @ the 3000 level or above)
History of Philosophy Requirement
PHIL   3100Ancient Philosophy3
Select two additional courses from the following:6
Medieval Philosophy
The Rise of Science in Religious Contexts
Cont Ration And British Empiri
Nineteenth Century Philosophy
Twentieth Century Philosophy
Additional Upper-Division Courses in the Major
Select an additional six courses from the following: 118
Selected Topics in Philosophy
Medieval Philosophy
The Rise of Science in Religious Contexts
Cont Ration And British Empiri
Nineteenth Century Philosophy
Twentieth Century Philosophy
Postmodernism
Tech, Society, And Human Value
Modern Political Thought
Philosophy of Law
Philosophy of Art
Contemporary Moral Problems
Environmental Ethics
Theory of Knowledge
Metaphysics
Existentialism
Feminist Philosophy
Symbolic Logic
The Irish Philosophical Tradition
Focus on the Philosopher
Philosophy of Emotions
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Film
Philosophy of Religion
Independent Study
Selected Topics in Philosophy
Electives 2
Select 18 credit hours of Electives18
Minor - Required 2
Select 15 credit hours of Minor (Must be approved by advisor)15
Total Credit Hours124

Program Admission Criteria

  • Majors must acquire from their advisors a copy of “Requirements for the Major in Philosophy.”

Other Program Requirements

  • Must have earned a minimum grade of “C” in each of the required courses in Philosophy upper division.

Honors in Philosophy

To graduate with Honors in Philosophy, a student must:

  • be admitted to the University Honors Program;
  • successfully complete at least three credit hours of () over three semesters
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation.

Students completing the Honors Requirements in Philosophy will count the three credit hours of the Honors 4610 (Honors Research Seminar) toward their general electives, which means that they will have a total of 15 credit hours for other general elective courses rather than 18 credit hours.

Advisement

All Philosophy majors, including students in the UHP, are advised by an advisor in the Newton Building, (912) 478-0233.