BA in Philosophy
Major Program Requirements
Undergraduates pursuing a BA degree in philosophy must meet all the non-philosophy requirements for a BA degree in the College of Arts and Science, including university general education requirements. They are recommended, but not required, to pursue a minor in another field. Finally, they must earn 30 credits in philosophy, with a grade of "C-" or above in every course, in accordance with the following rules1:
|Ancient Western Philosophy|
|Senior Seminar in Philosophy|
|At Least Three Of The Following Courses||9|
|Philosophy of Language|
|Selected Topics in Logic|
|Probability and Induction|
|Philosophy of Mind|
|Philosophy of Science|
|Philosophy of Biology|
|Theories of Ethics|
|Political and Social Philosophy|
|Philosophy of Law|
|Philosophy Electives: Nine Credits||9|
Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester. A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.
|Introductory Philosophy course (e.g., 1000, 1100, or 1200)||3||Philosophy major course||3|
|ENGLSH 1000||3||Foreign Language||5|
|Social Science||3||MATH 1100||3|
|Foreign Language||5||General elective||3|
|PHIL 2700||3||Course in minor||3|
|Foreign Language||3||Humanities/Fine Arts (Writing Intensive)||3|
|Behavioral Science||3||Behavioral Science||3|
|Social Science||3||Social Science||3|
|Natural Science||3||Natural Science||3|
|PHIL 3000||3||PHIL 3200||3|
|Philosophy major course||3||Philosophy major course||3|
|Course in the minor||3||Course in the minor||3|
|Natural Science course with lab||3||Humanities/Fine Arts course||3|
|General elective||3||General elective||4|
|Philosophy major course||3||PHIL 4950||3|
|Philosophy major course||3||Course in minor||3|
|Course in minor||3||Humanities/Fine Arts||3|
|Humanities/Fine Arts course||3||General elective||3|
|General Elective||4||General elective||3|
|Total Credits: 120|
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