Philosophy, Bachelor of Arts

To obtain a B.A. with a major in Philosophy, a student must fulfill university, college, and departmental requirements. Minimum hour requirements follow:

  • 46 hours of University General Education courses
  • 16 hours of foreign languages
  • 12 hours college breadth requirement
  • 33 hours of major courses
  • Electives as required to total 120 hours.

TOTAL HOURS: 120

Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy requires a minimum of 33 credits in philosophy, 21 hours of which must be upper division (3000-4990).  The degree may be earned in one of three ways:

1.     Philosophy Major
2.     Philosophy Major with a Concentration in Philosophy of Brain and Mind
3.     Philosophy Major with a Concentration in Ethics, Law, and Social-Political Philosophy

Students completing the philosophy major (without a concentration) as a second or double major must complete 30 credit hours in philosophy, 21 hours of which must be upper division (3000-4990).

Courses Required for Major (Core Curriculum)
The Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy requires 33 credit hours, 21 hours of which must be upper division (3000-4990)33
Lower division courses must include the following:
INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS
CRITICAL REASONING
SYMBOLIC LOGIC
Upper division courses must include the following:
HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
HISTORY OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY
THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE
METAPHYSICS
ETHICAL THEORY
ADVANCED PHILOSOPHY WRITING SEMINAR
Total Credits33