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Degree Requirements | Philosophy B.A.

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Degree Requirements

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

General Education Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
English    Humanities  
ENGL 1157 3  FORL 10011  3
ENGL 1158 or 11592 3  FORL 10021  3
Mathematics    ENGL Literature  3
MATH 1031, 1115, 1125 or higher 3  Social Sciences  
MATH 1032, 1116, 1126 or higher 3  Social Sciences3 6
Science    Arts  
BIOS4 3  Arts Elective5 3
BIOS or Physical Science4 6    
    Total 39
Other Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
Social Science 2000+ 6 FORL 2001/1001  3
Electives outside of major 3000+ 6 FORL 1002 (3)5
Electives 24-27 ENGL Literature  3
PHIL 1101 3 HIST Elective  3
    Total 51
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
PHIL 3030 3 PHIL 3000+ 15
PHIL Electives 14    
    Total 30
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours
  120
  1. Must complete nine credit hours in one language or six credit hours in two languages.
  2. "C" or better required.
  3. Must include courses from two different fields (ANTH, ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC, SOC, or URBN) and at least 6 hours at 2000-level or higher. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  4. 6 hour sequence in one science. Select from BIOS, CHEM, EES, PHYS. 3 hours must be BIOS. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  5. From FA, MUS, theater or film/video-related FTA. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  6. A minimum of 33 credit hours of PHIL courses, including at least 15 in courses numbered above 3001, is required for the major in philosophy. Not more than six hours of 1000-level courses will be allowed to count toward this 33-hour total.
  7. Majors are required to take PHIL 3030 during their senior year.
  8. Majors are also required to complete the following courses in the core areas of philosophy: PHIL 1101 (logic), PHIL 2201 (ethic), PHIL 2311 & 2312 (history of philosophy), and at least one course whose second digit is a 4 (metaphysics/epistemology).
  9. In unusual circumstances, one or more of these requirements may be waived. A student seeking such an exemption should petition the department.
  10. Philosophy majors should, in consultation with the departmental academic advisor, plan a well-balanced and coherent program of study tailored to their particular needs and interests.