May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Philosophy, B.A.

Location(s): Statesboro, Armstrong-Savannah


Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours


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

General Requirements (Core Areas A - E): 42 Credit Hours


Additional Requirements: 4 Credit Hours


Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major: 18 Credit Hours


Major Requirements: 9 Credit Hours


History of Philosophy Requirement (3 Credit Hours)


Additional Major Courses (6 Credit Hours)


B.A. Philosophy (no concentration): 15 Credit Hours


  • B.A. Philosophy majors not pursuing a concentration will take 15 additional hours from the list above for a total of 24 major credit hours.

B.A. Philosophy with Concentration: 18 Credit Hours


  • In lieu of the general degree, B.A. Philosophy students also may elect to pursue a concentration in Law or Religious Studies. See details below.

Required Minor: 15 Credit Hours


  • Select 15 credit hours of Minor (Must be approved by advisor)

General Electives: 18-21 Credit Hours


  • Students pursuing the general B.A. Philosophy will select 21 credit hours of electives which may include additional Philosophy courses.  At least 15 credit hours of general electives and/or minor credits must be at the 3000 level or higher so that the student will graduate with 39 upper division credits.  
  • Students pursuing a concentration within the B.A. Philosophy will select 18 credit hours of electives which may include additional Philosophy courses.  At least 12 credit hours of general electives and/or minor credits must be at the 3000 level or higher so that the student will graduate with 39 upper division credits.  

Total Credit Hours: 124


Areas of Concentration


Concentration in Law


Available on the Statesboro campus

Concentration in Religious Studies


Available on the Statesboro campus

Religious Studies Interdisciplinary Credit Hours: 6


Select 6 credit hours from the following:

Total Credit Hours: 18


Other Program Requirements


Program Admission Criteria


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

Advisement


Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit the Academic Advisement  catalog page.