BA - Philosophy 24

  • 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

Term 2

  • Requirement
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
    • PHIL 2700 Cross Cultural Philosophy
    • General Education Core Curriculum Technology, Mathematics, and Science I -recommended DATA 1501
    • General Education Core Curriculum Technology, Mathematics, and Science II (1 of 2)
    • General Education Core Curriculum Arts and Humanities
    Total: 16
Year 1 (Hours: 31)

Term 3

Term 4

Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
    • POLS 1101 American Government
    • Sociopolitical Philosophy Elective (1 of 1)
    • General Education Core Curriculum Social Studies
    • General Education Core Curriculum Technology, Mathematics, and Science II (2 of 2)
    Total: 14

Term 6

Year 3 (Hours: 29)

Term 7

Term 8

  • Requirement
    • PHIL 4499 Senior Seminar
    • Upper-Division Free Elective (3 of 4)
    • Upper Division Free Elective (4 of 4)
    • Free Elective (6 of 7)
    • Free Elective (7 of 7)
    Total: 15
Year 4 (Hours: 30)

Program Total: 120 Hours

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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.