BA - Philosophy

  • The program of study in philosophy offers a Bachelor of Arts degree. All majors take several general requirements, including a foreign language through FL 2001 and a three-hour senior seminar. Philosophy majors are expected to demonstrate:

    General knowledge of philosophical traditions and their social and historical contexts;
    Knowledge of varied philosophical questions, problems, and issues; relevant social and historical contexts; and various methodological approaches to them;
    Ability to conduct philosophical research;
    Ability to read and think critically; and
    Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area A2 recommended STAT 1401
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area B2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E3
      3
    Total: 15

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • FL 1002 Elem Foreign Lang II
      3
    • PHIL 2700 Cross Cultural Philosophy
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D1 recommended DATA 1501
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      4
    Total: 16
Year 1 (Hours: 31)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • FL 2001 Intermediate FL I
      3
    • PHIL 3000 Ancient & Medieval Philosophy
      3
    • PHIL 2110 or PHIL 2100
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      3
    Total: 15

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • PHIL 2500 Intro Logic Critical Thinking
      3
    • PHIL 3010 Modern Western Philosophy
      3
    • HIST 2206 Origins of Great Traditions
      3
    • PHIL 3100 or PHIL 3110
      3
    • Free Elective (1 of 5)
      3
    Total: 15
Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • PHIL 3200 or PHIL 3210
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E4
      3
    • Philosohpy Elective (1 of 4)
      3
    Total: 14

Term 6

Year 3 (Hours: 29)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • Upper-Division Elective (3 of 5)
      3
    • Free Elective (2 of 5)
      3
    • Free Elective (3 of 5)
      3
    • Philosophy Elective (3 of 4)
      3
    • Philosophy Elective (4 of 4)
      3
    Total: 15

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • PHIL 4499 Senior Seminar
      3
    • Upper-Division Elective (4 of 5)
      3
    • Upper Division Elective (5 of 5)
      3
    • Free Elective (4 of 5)
      3
    • Free Elective (5 of 5)
      3
    Total: 15
Year 4 (Hours: 30)


Program Total: 120 Hours

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Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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