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
Students must complete FORL through the 2002 level
Introduction to Philosophy (If not taken in the Core Curriculum)
Introduction to Ethics (If not taken in the Core Curriculum)
Any 1000 or 2000 level course(s) as needed
Major Requirements (24 credit hours)
History of Philosophy Requirement 9
Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
Select two additional courses from the following:
Medieval Philosophy
Early Modern Philosophy
Nineteenth Century Philosophy
Contemporary Philosophy
Logic Requirement 3-6
Critical Thinking
Symbolic Logic
Additional Major Courses9-12
Selected Topics in Philosophy
Medieval Philosophy
Early Modern Philosophy
Nineteenth Century Philosophy
Technology, Society and Human Values
Modern Political Thought
Philosophy of Law
Philosophy of Art
Contemporary Moral Problems
Environmental Ethics
Theory of Knowledge
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
Or any PHIL course 3000-level or above
Introduction to Buddhism
Asian Religious Philosophy
Electives 221
Select 21 credit hours of Electives which may include additional Philosophy courses
Minor - Required 215
Select 15 credit hours of Minor (Must be approved by advisor)
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 Honors College;
  • successfully complete at least three credit hours of Honors 4610 over three semesters
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the Honors College 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.


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