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 Major18
Introduction to Philosophy (If not taken in the Core Curriculum)
Introduction to Ethics (If not taken in the Core Curriculum)
Students must complete FORL through the 2002 level0-12
Students may take other courses such as:0-15
World Religions
Introduction to Religious Studies
Major Requirements (24 credit hours)
History of Philosophy Requirement 9
Ancient Philosophy
Select two additional courses from the following:6
Medieval Philosophy
The Rise of Science in Religious Contexts
Early Modern Philosophy: Rationalism and Empiricism
Nineteenth Century Philosophy
Contemporary Philosophy
Logic Requirement 3-6
Critical Thinking
Symbolic Logic
Additional Major Courses 19-12
Selected Topics in Philosophy
Medieval Philosophy
The Rise of Science in Religious Contexts
Early Modern Philosophy: Rationalism and Empiricism
Nineteenth Century Philosophy
Contemporary Philosophy
Postmodernism
Technology, Society and Human Values
Modern Political Thought
Philosophy of Law
Philosophy of Art
Contemporary Moral Problems
Environmental Ethics
Theory of Knowledge
Metaphysics
Existentialism
Feminist Philosophy
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
Asian Religious Philosophy
Electives 2
Select 21 credit hours of Electives which may include additional Philosophy courses21
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 18 credit hours for other general elective courses rather than 21 credit hours.

Advisement

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

All Armstrong Philosophy majors are advised by an advisor in the Student Success Center, (912) 344-2673.