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Degree Requirements | Philosophy, Pre-Law Concentration

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Degree Requirements

College of Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Pre-Law Concentration

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

POLI 2151

3

 FORL 2001/1001

 3

POLI 2200

3

 FORL 1002

(3)5

POLI 4410, 4420, 4440, 4640, or 4860

3

 ENGL Literature

 3

Electives outside of major 3000+

3

 Electives

 24-27

PHIL 1101

3

HIST Elective

3

 

 

Total

51

Course Requirements for Major

Course Name/ #

Credit Hours

 Course Name/#

 Credit Hours

PHIL 2311

 3

PHIL 2201

 3

PHIL 2215 or 2207

 3

PHIL 2312

 3

PHIL Electives 3000+

 11

PHIL 3030

 1

Two from PHIL 30947, 30957, 3101, 4200, 4201, 4205, 4215

     

 

 

Total

30

Other Requirements (Pre-Law Concentration)

Course Name/ #

Credit Hours

 Course Name/#

 Credit Hours

PHIL 2207 or 2215

 3

Two courses from: PHIL 309412, 309512, 3101, 4200, 4201, 4205, or 4215

 6

 

 

Total

9

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.  PHIL 3001 will be substituted when appropriate but only 1 credit hour may be applied toward the required 33 credit hours in PHIL courses.
  7.  No more than two 1000-level courses may count among the required 30 PHIL credit hours and each student must complete at least one course in Metaphysics/Epistemology (‘-4--‘).
  8. PHIL 3094: Directed Readings in Philosophy and/or PHIL 3095: Special Topics in Philosophy may be taken by department permission to satisfy this requirement when the topic of PHIL 3094 or PHIL 3095 is connected with legal philosophy, social philosophy, political philosophy, ethics, logic, or some other topic determined by the department to be relevant to this concentration.
  9. No more than two 1000-level courses may count among the required 33 credit hours in PHIL courses and each student must complete at least one course in Metaphysics/Epistemology (any PHIL course whose second digit is a “4”)li>
  10. In unusual circumstances, one or more of these requirements may be waived. A student seeking such an exemption should petition the department.
  11. 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.